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Scots Language Learning Resource Launch

Date: Wednesday 31st May 2017

Venue: National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Scots, alangside English and Gaelic, is kent as ane o the three main spoken leids in Scotland the day. It haes a lang-staundin ballad an literary tradition. The first scrievin in Scots appears in a 14th century poem frae a time whan it wis the offeecial leid o the ryal coort an la. Scots is nou actively taucht throu the Curriculum fir Excellence. In the census o 2011, 1.5 million fowk respondit that they cuid speak Scots!

Interested in working in the Scots Language with your pupils but not sure where to begin? In this informal event we’ll be highlighting a brand new interactive resource from the National Library of Scotland which can be used in literacy, social subjects, and expressive arts. The session will provide guidance on how to get the most out of the new Learning Journey in the classroom. Resources featured will include the use of music, books, historic maps, archive film footage from and newly developed Scots website

Aims: To highlight online resources which will support social subjects work To increase participants’ confidence in using Scots Language resources with pupils To provide opportunities for participants to share ideas and good practice

For further information and to book, please email

For more information on the National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall schools programme, click Schools programme.