Mak Forrit: Scots an Ither Leids

This is a really interesting resource showing Scots words that are similar across different languages.

And while you’re there, check out articles from different scrievers, audio files and links to other fascinating resources. Oh, and give the crossword a go!


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Free Online OU Scots Language and Culture Course

Part 2 of the Scots Language and Culture Course is now available. Or, if you haven’t tried Part 1 yet, it’s still available so give it a go!

This course teaches aspects of Scots, one of the three indigenous languages spoken in Scotland alongside English and Scottish Gaelic.

This is not a conventional language course – it teaches the Scots language through the culture where it is spoken, underlining the role of Scots in Scottish …

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Burns On The Beach Event

Visit Burns Hame Toun of Ayr and celebrate Burns On the Beach!

Head to the iconic pier end of Ayr beach and experience Robert Burns as you never have before with this heart-warming evening of unique light and sound attractions. Courie in and embrace the winter beach vibe as you enjoy the bonfire warmth and capture a flavour of our …

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New Free Online Course on the Life and Works of Robert Burns

This free course from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, will introduce you to the life, works and global celebrity of Robert Burns.

You’ll examine poems, songs, manuscripts, and objects used to commemorate the poet. You’ll also develop your understanding of Robert Burns’s posthumous reputation – from Burns Suppers and Burns Night through to …

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University of Glasgow research finds Robert Burns is worth £203 million annually in direct value to Scotland, and almost £140 milion in brand value

Scotland’s national bard is worth just over £200 million a year to the Scottish economy and the poet’s brand is worth nearly £140 million annually, a report by the University of Glasgow has revealed.

It found that Burns economic and cultural importance to the Scottish economy is now estimated to be £203 million annually and the bard’s brand is worth £139.5 million a year.

While there have been studies of the economic impact of cultural Burns industries before – by economist Lesley Campbell (2003) and Moffat Centre (2005) who both valued Burns impact to Scotland at £157 …

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Free Screenings of the Highway Rat in Scots

Into Film are hosting free Scots Language Events this month in Edinburgh, Dumfries and Aberdeen. Enjoy a screening of the Highway Rat followed by a reading of the story in Scots by a special guest. Secure your place now – tickets are going fast!

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Vote for your favourite Scots word!

To celebrate A Year of Conversation and the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the Scottish Book Trust are running a poll to find the nation’s favourite Scots word. Eeksie-peeksie? Haver? The most popular will be revealed during Book Week Scotland.

You can find out more about the words and vote for your favourite (before Thursday 21 November) here.


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Oor Wullie: Guide to Scots Language

Check out the National Library for Scotland’s Oor Wullie: Guide to Scots Language. There are fun activities, an audio map along with poems and songs.

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New Scots Language & Culture Free Online Course

You can now sign up for the free, online Scots Language and Culture course from the Open University.
The course is written for a broad audience ranging from Scots speakers, to people who want to find out about and learn some Scots, as well as teachers and other educators.

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Understanding Standards Event- Wednesday 11 September 2019

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our Scottish Studies/ Scots Language Understanding Standards event on Wednesday 11th September. We had a great day and thoroughly appreciated the input from all delegates, not to mention our excellent speakers!

Materials from the event are available on our Scottish Studies webpage here.

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