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  1. 'Old Tongue' by Jackie Kay

    Duration: 03.48

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    Jackie Kay reads 'Old Tongue' and reflects that many Scots miss their native words.

  2. Constructing sentences

    Duration: 02.42

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    Close textual analysis reveals how sentences can be consciously constructed for effect.

  3. Crafting an opening paragraph

    Duration: 04.27

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    A journalist describes how he begins to create an opening paragraph for an article.

  4. Creating parody

    Duration: 02.33

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    How humorous intent can be created through parody in writing.

  5. Developing travel writing

    Duration: 02.31

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    Kate Humble gives her top tips for travel writing on board the Ffestioniog Railway.

  6. Expanding sentences for effect

    Duration: 02.27

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    How precise detail can be developed using concrete nouns, non finite verbs and adjectives.

  7. Jolomo uses Scots words to describe expressive arts

    Duration: 02.17

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    The artist Jolomo explains how Scots words often sums up his thoughts about a landscape.

  8. Rhona Martin, Scots language and curling

    Duration: 02.06

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    Rhona Martin uses Scots language to describe curling.

  9. Sanjeev Kohli highlights disgusting Scots words

    Duration: 04.23

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    Sanjeev Kohli looks at Scots words which make us feel uncomfortable.

  10. Scots and childhood

    Duration: 03.22

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    Actor Bill Paterson explains the role Scots words have in his vocabulary.

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