Doric (North East Scots) is to be taught as a 15-credit undergraduate course at Aberdeen University. The module is designed to introduce students to Doric/North-East Scots and develops oral and written skills, explores North-East culture through song and story, and places Doric in the wider context of the Scots language, and other related European traditions.
Derry Girls is a linguistic treat – play ‘Spot the Scots words’.
It’s rare that a such universally loved show comes along, but Channel 4’s new comedy is just that, having already been commissioned for a second series after 1.6 million of us tuned into the first episode. If you still haven’t had the pleasure, the show centres around a group of five (reckless) Derry/Londonderry school friends and is set against the spectre of The Troubles.
Comedian Marjolein Robertson on some important wirds in the Shetland Dialect.
in some parts of Scotland, a ‘pilly’ means a pillow, whereas in Shetland, a pilly means… well… it means penis. Don’t get those two muddled up.