Learning Resources

Writing in Scots

Age: 9-11, 12-14, 14+
Curriculum areas: Literacy and English

Writing in Scots is a great way for pupils to find their authentic voice, but it can be difficult to know how to get started and progress. This resource by Matthew Fitt of Scots Hoose makes it easy with step by step guidance to enter the world of Scots writing.

These activities will help you to explore how much Scots your pupils are familiar with, as well as exploring simple writing and talk tasks to help them find ways to put Scots on the page. There are also great exemplars to help them, plus a ready made bank of Scots words.

Matthew Fitt is the writer of a host of Scots books including Katie’s Moose which won a Scottish Children’s Book Award in 2009. In September 2014 he will launch Scots Hoose, an exciting and inspiring online resource to support learning and creativity in Scots. For more information contact Matthew at matthew@scotshoose.com.

For more Scots resources, you can visit the Scots Language Centre, which is the main provider of information about Scots. The Education section of SLC's web site provides teachers with support and resources for teaching Scots in Early Years, Primary and Secondary. For further information visit www.scotslanguage.com, email education@scotslanguage.com or follow @LairnScots