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'Old Tongue' by Jackie Kay
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Jackie Kay reads 'Old Tongue' and reflects that many Scots miss their native words.
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Close textual analysis reveals how sentences can be consciously constructed for effect.
Crafting an opening paragraph
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A journalist describes how he begins to create an opening paragraph for an article.
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How humorous intent can be created through parody in writing.
Developing travel writing
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Kate Humble gives her top tips for travel writing on board the Ffestioniog Railway.
Expanding sentences for effect
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How precise detail can be developed using concrete nouns, non finite verbs and adjectives.
Jolomo uses Scots words to describe expressive arts
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The artist Jolomo explains how Scots words often sums up his thoughts about a landscape.
Rhona Martin, Scots language and curling
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Rhona Martin uses Scots language to describe curling.
Sanjeev Kohli highlights disgusting Scots words
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Sanjeev Kohli looks at Scots words which make us feel uncomfortable.
Scots and childhood
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Actor Bill Paterson explains the role Scots words have in his vocabulary.