Scots Language – Staffing Update

I’m moving to a new job in SQA tomorrow; this will be my final day working with Scots Language.

It’s been a pleasure to work with the Scots Language development, and to make contact with such knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers. I’ve got every confidence Scots teaching will go from strength to strength, and this is down to the dedication of practitioners.

SQA will appoint a new officer working with Scots Language. In …

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Understanding Standards materials – Scottish Studies Levels 3-6

The candidate evidence for SCQF Levels 3 – 6 and their related Verifier Commentaries have now been uploaded to SQA’s secure site. The link is These materials were used at the Understanding Standards Event on January 27th 2016.

The material will remain on SQA’s Understanding Standards web site but we shall shortly be …

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Scots Language – Gifting Every Child

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) aims to promote the traditional arts of storytelling, music, song, and dance. It recently launched the Gifting Every Child initiative, which provides an introduction to these areas. There are a wealth of resources available, and it’s worth taking some time to look through these.

Some stories are written in both Scots and English, which …

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