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Valentines Day

Explore the world of love, romance and weddings in the Scots language.  read more

Anither Shot at the Baw

This puckle o airticles haes its oreeginal in speirings amang fitba clubs an bodies atween the years 1998 an 2001read more

Hoots mon! Whaur's ma leid?

The language of Mary Queen of Scotsread more

The Tale O Peter Kinnen

The well-known Beatrix Potter story 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' has been translated into Scots by Lynne McGeachie  read more


West Central

This dialect covers a large area known as West Central Scots, though speakers usually call their dialect Scots or Scotchread more

Numbers and Time

Just as the year is divided into seasons, months and days, the day is divided into hours and times. Scots, like other languages, has its own way of expressing these more

Scots in Photos

William Soutar and Scots language

William Soutar wrote in English &  Scots, many of the poems forming the Bairn Rhymes... read more

Wee Windaes

Explore the National Library
of Scotland's collection of Scots language documents.

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Scots on YouTube

Latest News

Scots language blog

For those interested in reading more current non-fiction in Scots there is now a Scots language blog which contains a number of interesting articles. Called Mak read more

Scots Language Radio

Episode 48

Welcome again tae Scots Radio.  We hiv a lot in oor shoppie windea this month  - hearin foo the memory o Robert Burns his been celebrated in Embra.&nb
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Scots Poetry

Mandolin Annie by Anne Pia

Here is a touching wee poem for the festive season, by Anne Pia who has this year successfully published her memoir as an Italian Scot, Language of my Choosing. …
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Promoting & celebrating Shetland's dialect heritage & culture read more

Word of the Week


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Scots Proverbs

Love looks ower mony fauts

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Scots New Testament

Uphalie Day

The Scots Language Centre is mark
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What is Scots?

Scots is one of three native languages spoken in Scotland today, the other two being English and Scottish Gaelic. Scots is spoken by old and young alike and can be heard in both cities and country areas …read more

The Aitken papers

The Scots Language Centre publishes the Collected Works of A.J. Aitken (1921-1998) one of the leading authorities on the Scots more