Blog Posts tagged: scots

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Alan Bissett: Is writing in Scots an act of resistance?

Alan Bissett shares his thoughts on writing in Scots

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Readin Trainspottin: Anna Stewart

Writer Anna Stewart shares her memories of the first time she read Trainspotting

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Scrievin and writin in Scots: Liz Niven

Poet Liz Niven shares her tips for getting started writing in Scots, even if you've never had a chance to really try it before.

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Gerda Stevenson: Thoughts on writing in Scots and English

Is writing in Scots a political act? Poet Gerda Stevenson muses on the impulse that drives people to ask her this questions.

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Neither useful nor ornamental: Why Scots matters

Author Thomas Clark shares why he believes Scots matters.

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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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