“Rooted in prejudice”

Rejection of mither tongue rooted in prejudice, say activists

Opposition to the promotion of the Scots language is rooted in ignorance and prejudice, campaigners have claimed. Champions of the “mither tongue” spoke out as a Scots dictionary app, backed by the Scottish government, is launched for children.

“Opposition to the promotion of the Scots language is rooted in ignorance and prejudice, campaigners have claimed. Champions of the “mither tongue” spoke out as a Scots dictionary app, backed by the Scottish government, is launched for children.

Scots, which is closely related to but distinct from English, is recognised by Unesco and Holyrood as one of Scotland’s three indigenous languages, alongside Gaelic. Despite this, leading exponents of the tongue have been subjected to abuse on social media.”

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