National 5 and Higher Scottish texts

Jackie Kay's poems are often touching meditations on family and relationships, and this resource will provide you with all the activity suggestions you need to get your pupils engaged with this best loved poet.

Sunset Song was published in 1932. It is the story of Chris Guthrie, a resilient and hard working girl growing up in the fictional estate of Kinraddie.

The Testament of Gideon Mack is a hugely readable and gripping book which poses challenging questions about belief and truth.

The Trick is to Keep Breathing is a challenging book on a number of levels. It is the story of a young woman who becomes completely detached from other people following an episode of severe trauma.

These short story collections open the door to three very different worlds. George MacKay Brown's collection A Time to Keep is an unsentimental portrait of the harshness of island life, where crofters and fishermen accept the hardships of their lives with strength and pragmatism.

Kidnapped tells the story of David Balfour, a young, protestant man of the Lowlands, who travels to Edinburgh in search of his inheritance.