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The Future o Scots – survey

The Future o Scots – survey

The fowks at Glesga Universitie, the Royal Society o Embra, Eddication Scotland an Oor Vyce haes jined thegither on a new projeck tae forder the Scots leid, stertin aff bi askin spikkers whit they think aboot whit's gaein on the noo an whaur it micht ging fae here....

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Spotify tae Scotify

Spotify tae Scotify

Scots sangster Iona Fyfe haes bin makkin waves on social media the lest wee whilie, takkin on the micht o the fowk at Spotify. Wi her new sang, an owersettin o 'In the Bleak Midwinter' intae Scots, she gaed tae pit it up on the platform but couldna fin the wey tae tag...

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James Hogg Jubilee | 1770-2020, 250 year

James Hogg Jubilee | 1770-2020, 250 year

The day is a big ane fur the fowk celebratin the life an wark o the Ettrick Shepherd, poet, sang collector an novelist, James Hogg. Fur the 250th anniversary o his birth, Dr Valentina Bold an freens is haudin a special online gaitherin via Eventbrite. Amangst ithers,...

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Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart

We're fair trickit tae congratulate Douglas Stuart on his novel "Shuggie Bain" winnin the Booker Prize 2020. Inspired bi his ain bairnhood, it's aboot growin up in Glesga as a wee lad in the 1980s in Cooncil hoosin in the time o Thatcher, wi a mither fechtin wi...

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Scots Language Awards – last year an lookin forrit

Scots Language Awards – last year an lookin forrit

Hands Up for Trad'  Scots Language awards for 2019 were held this time last year at the Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow. Nae only did the Doric Film Festival win  Best Scots Project of the Year but Frieda Morrison also won 'Scots Spikker o the Year'! Nominations for the...

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Doric Film Festival 2021 – call for entries

Doric Film Festival 2021 – call for entries

The Doric Film Festival is back an is looking for submissions for the virtual festival tae be held in Spring 2021. The format his changed a bitty ess time roun. Nine films o 5 mins lang on the theme 'Jist Faar I Bide' will be commissioned for the festival wi...

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Dawn Leslie – Introduction to North East Scots

Dawn Leslie – Introduction to North East Scots

An introductory course is being set up at Aberdeen University to introduce students to North East Scots or Doric. The course will explore North East Culture – both written and oral…and help students develop their oral and written skills. It has been set up by PHd...

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Scots Language Awards 2020 – date announced

Scots Language Awards 2020 – date announced

The countdoon is on! Oor chums ower at the Scottish Language Awards hiv jist announced that the 2020 event is tae be held on the 24th o October. We are nae strangers tae the awards wi Frieda Morrison winnin Scots spikker o the year an the Doric Film Festival pickin up...

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Sheena Blackhall- Veesions Frae a Heilan Burn, 1986

Sheena Blackhall- Veesions Frae a Heilan Burn, 1986

Hae a listen tae the poem 'Veesions Frae a Heilan Burn' scrieved bi North-East Makar, Sheena Blackhall. The poem wis commissioned bi Thomas Clark as pairt o the Scottish Poetry Library's Champions Project. Here is fit Thomas hid tae say aboot the poem, ‘Oor theme is...

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