Scots Language: Explained, a little.The Scots language is a diverse and unique one, with a variety of local dialects and variations found across the country, from the rural villages in the north, to the bustling cities in the central belt.
The origins of the Scots language - in EnglishAn introduction to the tongues, peoples and events that shaped the earliest history of the Scots language.
The Scots Language (or Dialect?!)This video is all about Scots, a sister language of English.
Whit's Scots Language?Alistair Heather explains the languages spoken in Scotland and why Scots is a language that needs to be protected!
Iona Fyfe on the Scots LanguageReturning to Aberdeen, Michael finds out about the languages, dialects and vernacular of Scotland from a young ballad singer, who talks to him in Scots and Doric, and sings him a Scots ballad.
STV News - Scots Language - Iona Fyfe and Len PennieBroadcast on STV Aberdeen 6pm news on Tuesday 23rd November 2021. Featuring singer, Iona Fyfe and poet, Len Pennie.
Keeping Scots Language AlivePoet Len Pennie talks about performing in Scots and why it is so important to keep the language alive, as she discusses the legacy of Sir Walter Scott's work with author Damian Barr.
A Toast Tae The Daft Days- a poyum by Len PennieLidl asked me tae write a festive wee poyum in Scots tae tell the story of the Daft Days. This is the time between Xmas day and Hogmanay- the original 12 days of Christmas. It's a poyum for everyone, Scot or not, and I'm so excited tae finally share it wae yous all.
Scots Language - North East DialectThis video is about the North East Dialect spoken in the region of distilleries, butteries and castles
Doric Phrases: Explained, a little.Spoken all the way from Keith (Scotland’s first ‘Scots Toun’) in Moray Speyside to Aberdeenshire and down to Dundee and Angus, Doric is one of the main dialects of the Scots language – and arguably its most musical.
Doric from around Aberdeen
Scots Language - Borders DialectAwricht awbody, how’re ee daein? This is a video aboot Borders Scots, a dialect that’s spoken in the faur sooth o Scotland, thon pairts o the kintrae that are nearest tae the border wi England.
Scots Language - Orkney DialectThis video is about the Orkney Dialect spoken in the region weel kent for ferming and fishing; archeology and tourism.
Scots Language - West Central DialectThe day we’re goin tae be talkin aboot West Central dialect spoken in the region o ginger boattles, the Falls o the Clyde, an Burns
Robert Burns - The Soldiers ReturnThis is a poem that Robert Burns wrote. My dad and I really like it, but it was kinda hard to understand with the Scots spelling and phrases in it. So, I took it, and modified it into more understandable English.
'Auld Lang Syne' by Robert BurnsThe song's (Scots) title may be translated into English literally as "old long since", or more idiomatically, "long long ago" or "days gone by".
Part 1 | Ulster-Scots of Northern IrelandTim McGarry investigates the origins of the Scots & Ulster-Scots language.
Part 2 | Ulster-Scots of Northern IrelandComedian Tim McGarry continues his investigation into the origins of the Scots & Ulster-Scots language.
Scots language: A cultural heritageAndrew Martin, Curator of Modern Scottish Collections talks about attitudes to Scots language today and why it's an important part of Scotland's heritage.
Scots language: Many things, Many placesModern Scottish Collections Curator, Andrew Martin introduces a collection from Shetland.
Scots language: Burns, songs and balladsModern Scottish Collections Curator, Andrew Martin on why Scots is the perfect language to conjure up an atmosphere.
Andrew Martin, Modern Scottish Collections Curator on Scots languageAndrew Martin, one of the Library's Curators of modern Scottish collections, showcases a series of items which show the vibrancy of Scots language today.
The Guid Scots Tongue - Robert McNeilProgram four in the series Story of English follows the thread of the Gaelic tongue as it is practiced by the Scottish, following the influx of the Scots into Ireland beginning with the reign of James I, and the subsequent influence of Scottish influence on English.