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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Scots translation of the New Testament

It’s Christmas time, and the Scots Language Centre is marking the Advent season with a series of specially selected readings from the Scots translation of the New Testament. Find out more here https://www.scotslanguage.com/articles/view/id/5274

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Scots Language Career Long Professional Learning Event 7 February 2018

Are you interested in working in the Scots Language with your pupils, but not sure where to begin? The National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow will be hosting a CLPL event for teachers to highlight a new interactive resource which can be used in literacy, social subjects, and expressive arts http://www.nls.uk/collections/moving-image-archive/learning/ …

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Scottish Music, Dance and Languages, January – February 2018

If you are interested in the music, dance, or language units of the Scottish Studies Award, you may enjoy the 2018 Celtic Connections festival. In addition to the concerts, the festival has ‘Come and Try’ workshops so you can have a go at playing instruments from the Accordion to the Ukulele! There are opportunities to try Step Dance, and families can …

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Wee Windaes

The National Library of Scotland has launched a major new website which aims to raise awareness of the richness and depth of the Scots language.

The Wee Windaes project was developed by the National Library of Scotland and the Scots Scriever,    Hamish MacDonald, as a showcase of the use of Scots language in many different forms including song, folk tale, …

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Braw Scots Words

Last week, The Daily Record published an article featuring their 10 most beautiful Scots words – these things are always subjective, but it’s a good selection.

This got me thinking – what’s your favourite Scots word? There are so many uniquely descriptive and wonderful words to choose from, but obviously we have to keep the blog clean so nothing naughty please!

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