Oor Vyce is haes anoonced a campaign tae get Holyrood candidates fir the upcomin election tae the Scots Pairlament oan 6 Mey 2021 tae endorse a set o three principles in support o Scots gin thay ar electit as a MSP. The #Scotspledge! haes the slogan “Let’s mak the neist pairlament a Scots pairlament”.
Gin electit, Ah pledge tae:
• Recognise Scots an aa its varieties (sic as Doric, Shaetlan, Orcadian etc) as a legitimate leivin leid an tak tent o the needs o its spikkers.
• Heize up the profile o Scots in ma constituency, the chaummer, ma pairlamentary office an ayont.
• Gie ma support, in principle, tae the idea o legislative action fir tae proteck, empooer an promuive Scots.
This is ane of the first, Keiran O’Neill, Scottish Labour candidate for Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn.
Important article. “So whether Scots is a language or not can certainly be discussed, but I think my view is rather clear.”
Opinion Published: 1:00 PM March 28, 2021 PETER TRUDGILL on whether Scots should be considered a language or not. My column of a few weeks ago, about how the Swiss are encouraged to learn their country’s various languages – and how something similar here might benefit the UK – annoyed reader Bill Cooper, who wrote to The New European to say so.