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On the Scottish Language with Katie Gallogly-Swan

In the first episode of a new series of short films on big ideas, Common Space’s Katie Gallogly-Swan chats to Left Scotland about Scotland’s many languages.

Big Ideas

Take a trip down Scottish Memory lane 1960-present day

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is excellent with full Scottish Voices,a journey with a Scottish mother who write and shares an amazing powerful message which she  includes  poetry whenever she becomes upset and seeks solace from her loss of ”me Laddie” filled with full Scottish accent… 168 more words

Grief Child Loss

Speaking Scots

In Eastern central Scotland where I was born and still live, I grew up speaking two languages: English and Scots. Now some folk don’t see Scots as a language but more of a dialect. 233 more words


Work in progress

For a while now I’ve been wanting to create a zine/booklet about Scottish words which are commonly used. Being originally from Australia, I initially had no clue what people were saying to me (sometimes I still have trouble!!!) so I thought it would be fun to create a small illustrated guide of some of these words which I’ve come across. 101 more words


Cànan nan Gaidheal

Karen Matheson is joined by an all-star group of musicians to sing this lament over the decline of the Scottish language.

Cànan nan Gaidheal

Cha b’ e sneachda ‘s an reòthadh bho thuath, 437 more words


Will you help me to hap up the bed please?

This morning when I asked my husband to help me hap up the bed I wondered about the word hap.  I use it as a matter of course but I haven’t  heard people, other than my family, use it.   787 more words


Scottish sayings

When my husband and I were at the local RSL recently, one of the patrons approached me saying, with some surprise that, it was years since he had heard the word… 173 more words