“A polemic in Scots”

‘The Wey Forrit is a polemic – “an extended rant” as McHardy calls it – written entirely in Scots which attacks from a left-wing perspective the accepted ideas and traditions of the past 300 years. ‘McHardy said: “In this book I say what I think needs to be done politically and culturally in Scotland, and I have written it in Scots because one of the problems has been the suppression of our languages with all the attendant cultural problems that had brought.’

Ane o the reasons this book is scrieved in Scots is tae mak the simple pynt that defendin Scottish culture is o great importance gin we are ettlin tae tak back oor status as a nation state. (p64)


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