Blog Posts tagged: scots

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Muriel Spark Burns Bright on Burns Night

Willy Maley discusses the ways Robert Burns' life and work influenced renowned Scottish author, Muriel Spark.

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Burns for Bairns: Celebrating Scots Stories, Songs and Rhymes

Burns Night is the perfect opportunity to share some Scots stories, songs and rhymes with your wee bairns - here are some of our favourites!

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Leid the Wey: 5 ways to use Scots for literacy in the Early Years

Katrina Lucas explores some practical ways to promote literacy through the use of Scots stories, songs, and rhymes.

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Beyond Burns Night: The Poems of Robert Burns

Do you only dust off your Burns for January? We take a look at some different ways to explore the poems of Rabbie Burns all year round!

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Discovering Scots Picture Books

Ruth Grindley discovers the joy of Scots picture books, a growing market for children in Scotland.

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Bookbug's Book of The Month: The 12 Days o Yule by Susan Rennie and Matthew Land

Win a copy of the wonderfully festive 12 Days o Yule, A Scots Christmas Rhyme.

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5 Reasons Why Scots is Important - Och Aye!

Did Burns Night stoke up your love of the Scots language?

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Beautiful Scots Words You May Not Know

Author Anne Donovan argues the case for reviving certain Scots words and discusses the origins of her latest novel

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Burns for Bairns

‘ Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race! ’ – Robert Burns, Address to a Haggis It’s almost Burns night. As we prepare to celebrate, what better way to join in with children than by singing and saying traditional Scottish songs and rhymes? There are lots of great baby...

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