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Description

Milly lives in Selkirk in the Borders. She feels that her Scots accent has been affected by formal singing lessons. Her family feel she is ‘posher’ than them. Milly is confident that she can speak Scots well with her family. She feels strongly that Scots should be preserved and that attending Scots Scuil will help with this.
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First broadcast:
24 January 2012

Classroom Ideas

This clip can be useful in starting a discussion about different accents and dialects. Discuss how accents can change what we think about people who we don't know. Consider why different parts of the country have different dialects and how this may have happened.