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Scotland’s songs

An excellent way to use Scots using an inter-disciplinary learning more

Scots Dictionary for Schools app

Scots Language Dictionaries have a free app available for schools. The app is available on Android o read more

Children's books in Scots

If you’re looking for children’s books written in Scots, there are countless titles avai read more

Oor Wullie guide tae Scots language site

The Oor Wullie guide tae Scots language site, from National Library of Scotland, has a great selecti read more

North East Scots resources: Elphinstone Institute Kist

The Elphinstone Institute, at Aberdeen University,  read more

Teaching resources for CfE (Early and First Level)

Using Scots in the classroom with learners in Early Years settings and Primary schools can enhance c read more

Teaching Resources for CfE Levels Two and Three

Using Scots in the classroom can be an engaging way of enhancing learners’ skills in Literacy read more

Wee Windaes Teaching Resources

The Wee Windaes website, from National Library of Scotland, features a range of  read more

Teaching Resources for Learners in the Senior Phase

Using Scots in the classroom, particularly in the English classroom, can develop young  read more

BBC Voices

The British Library have an online archive of recordings made by the BBC as part of the BBC Voices project. The BBC Voices project provided a snapshot of the linguistic landscape of the UK at the read more

Scots numbers

Scots Language Centre have a set of numbers in Scots which are useful for teaching purposes. Th read more

Dialect word lists and features The following Education Scotland pages provide

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Competitions for Learners

There are a number of writing competitions which provide learners with opportunities to practice wri read more


New Qualification in Scots

An exciting development has recently taken place for the first time, a qualification in the Scots language is now available.  read more

Historical Thesaurus of Scots

The Historical Thesaurus of Scots is a new online resource which  read more

A Handsel For Every Bairn Whit sangs, tales an dauncin culd we gie ilka bairn in Scotlan fir a richt guid handsel?

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A history of Scots language

The history of the Scots language is provided in this Education Scotland animation, narrated by Scots Language Education Coordinator Simon Hall.Education Scotlandread more

CLPL and CPD Resources For Teachers

 There are many sources available to help teachers fulfil their ‘Career Long Professional read more

The Aitken papers

A. J. Aitken, ed. Caroline Macafee, ‘Collected Writings on the Scots Language’ (2015)A. J. Aitken (1921-1998) was a leading authority on the Scots language and one of the chief editors oread more

Former Features

Links to previous features covering a wide range of subjects most contain information, downloadable documents, sound files to listen to orread more