Scots Pledge frae Oor Vyce

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.

Trudgill: Not a real language? You’ve Scot to be joking

Important article. “So whether Scots is a language or not can certainly be discussed, but I think my view is rather clear.”

Not a real language? You’ve Scot to be joking

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.

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