How Twitter is helping the Scots language thrive in the 21st century

A very interesting (and entertaining!) article from the English Language & Linguistics department at Glasgow University about the evolution of written Scots in social media is available here. (Warning- this article features a few words some may find offensive.)

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Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail — 17th June until 30th August 2019

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail will run for 11 weeks in the five host cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. Scotland’s first ever national public art trail, it aims to raise awareness and funds for Scotland’s children’s hospital charities.

Why not explore the trails in each city? Schools can also get involved by learning all …

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Understanding Standards Event- Wednesday 11 September 2019

Are you delivering the Scottish Studies or Scots Language Awards? SQA will be holding an Understanding Standards event on Wednesday 11 September 2019 in Edinburgh. There will be opportunities to review candidate evidence, discuss the standards required, as well as to explore resources and possible contexts of delivery for these awards. This full-day event will be facilitated by both SQA staff and …

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Online Resources for the Study of Scots in the Classroom — 14 June 2019

Calling all secondary school teachers! English Language and Linguistics at the University of Glasgow are hosting a CPD event on 14 June 2019. This event will showcase online resources for the study of Scots in secondary schools, encompassing the words, sounds and sentence structures of Scots past and present. By the end of the day, you will be familiar with a set of exciting resources for the study …

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Scottish Book Trust — top five Scots learning resources for Burns Night

With the 25th of January just around the corner, why not have a look at the Scottish Book Trust’s top five Scots learning resources for Burns Night? You’ll find National 5 and Higher Scottish text resources, Scots book lists, on demand Authors Live events and a wide selection of blog posts on Scots in classrooms and libraries, all available  …

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Scots Radio

Scots Radio is a monthly podcast which celebrates the language and culture of Scotland. Presented in Scots and featuring diverse Scots language ranging from the Shetlands to the Borders, it is available on Facebook, iTunes, Soundcloud and Twitter. Why not have a listen to the latest Christmas episode here?

 

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Strange Tales — three uncanny stories by Robert Louis Stevenson

Halloween is nearly upon us, so what better time to enjoy some seasonal stories by one of the most famous Scottish writers, Robert Louis Stevenson? The Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) is offering a free download of ‘Strange Tales’, three eerie tales of witches, warlocks and demonic pacts by Robert Louis Stevenson: ‘Thrawn Janet’, ‘The Tale of Tod Lapraik’ …

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Oor Wullie: Guide Tae Scots Language

The Oor Wullie: Guide Tae Scots Language website is a National Library of Scotland resource which aims to make Scots accessible to primary pupils. The resource has been developed alongside teachers and mapped to the Curriculum for Excellence. On the website, pupils can learn Scots poems and songs, make an Oor Wullie comic strip story and listen to Scots words …

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Scottish Media, History, Geography and more at The National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland has two incredible venues – one in Edinburgh and one in Glasgow – with staff who have a wealth of knowledge for those interested in Scottish Studies and Scots Language. More than just books, you can also access films to learn about Scotland’s culture, economy and environment, or attend workshops on how to use map resources …

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