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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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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Edinburgh International Book Festival- 11th-27th August 2018

Next week, this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival will be kicking off, with over a thousand authors, illustrators, poets and musicians appearing at over 800 events. A theme this year is Scottish Ideas: a series of events exploring a range of topics including hidden roads once used by armies, warriors and pilgrims; forgotten great Scottish women; urban landscapes; modern Scottish …

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Glasgow’s Sporting Heritage Talk- Wednesday 1st August 2018

In August Glasgow will co-host the inaugural European Championships. Around 4,500 athletes will descend on the city to compete in this multi-sport event which includes aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing, triathlon and golf.

Glasgow’s sporting heritage runs deep, and this Glasgow City Heritage talk will explore the city’s historic sporting grounds, buildings and sportscapes. You can find out more about …

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Mackintosh 150

Despite recent tragic events at the Glasgow School of Art, the Mackintosh 150 festival will be bringing to the city a programme of events throughout 2018 to celebrate the incredible legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as a Scottish architect, designer and artist. Highlights include a new exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (30th March- 14th August), a free Mackintosh vintage bus …

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TradFest Edinburgh— 26th April to 6th May 2018

TradFest Edinburgh is a multi-arts programme showcasing Scotland’s music, dance, storytelling and film, with a website available in English, Gaelic and Scots!

You can find out more about the events on offer- from ceilidhs to parades and poetry walks- by visiting the TradFest Edinburgh website at www.tracscotland.org/festivals.

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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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