Scriever: Banning children using Scots language ‘damages education’

“To tell a child that their Scots language is slang or corrupt is potentially damaging, a falsehood and a bar to educational progress.” No tae mention bairns loassin the weel-kent guid o bilingualism….

Banning children using Scots language “damages education”

To tell a child that the Scots language is corrupt is potentially damaging and hold back educational attainment, the Scots Scriever has said. Hamish MacDonald, who has a residency at the National Library of Scotland to promote the Scots language was speaking at the launch of the Wee Windaes website tracking the language across the centuries to its current day use.

The Tale o Maggie Waa – The Tale of Maggie Wall

Those of you who live in Perthshire, or who have an interest in the history of witchcraft, will no doubt have heard the name Maggie Wall who, it is popularly believed, was condemned as a witch in the 17th century. There is a monumental cross and cairn which still stands in the old parklands of the former …

Maggie’s cross wis jist ootside o Dunnin, whaur A bidet whan A wis wee. Here a we storie aboot it in Scots.