Scots literacy

Oor Scots langage is getting taen fae ben the hoose ance mair

THERE a wheeshit renaissance in literacy gaun on in Scotland the noo. Whither hit’s the floorishin o online sel-publishin thro social media, or fae the wullfu push tae fling aff the dreid “Scottish cultural cringe” oor Scots langage is getting taen fae ben the hoose an pit oot in public ance mair.

The Scots Scriever Michael Dempster detects, “wheeshit renaissance in literacy gaun on in Scotland the noo’, due to the “wullfu push tae fling aff the dreid “Scottish cultural cringe” oor Scots langage is getting taen fae ben the hoose an pit oot in public ance mair.

‘Literacy’ in Scots can still be challenging, for individuals. Fir some o us this raelisation o oor illiteracy in the Scots kin gie ye a wee fleg, fowk get feart, but the best hing is no tae dingie it, drap yer shooders, tak a haunfae o deep breiths an tak yer tim. Hit’s wirth hit, literacy aye is. A braw bit tae stert at is mindin o unique Scots wirds”. He adds a useful piece of advice, “Dinnae fankle yersel the noo wi spellin, that’s whit the Scots Language Dictionaries is there fir”.

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