The artist Jolomo, or John Lowry Morrison, explains how Scots words are often ideal to use when he is trying to explain the ideas behind his Expressive Art. Jolomo contrasts the soft words he uses to describe the coasts and countryside with the more guttural words he associates with his black and white childhood in industrial Glasgow.

This clip is from:
Blethering Scots, 2
First broadcast:
24 January 2012

Before watching the clip, students could discuss possible meanings for the words 'bumfle’ and 'cludgie’, then watch the clip to see if they were right.
Students could explore how Scots language triggers childhood memories and then write about two examples of Scots words that were significant to them or their parents when they were younger.
Additionally, challenge students to look at pictures of industrial cities and natural landscapes, and try to describe them using Scots vocabulary.

If possible, visit and art gallery and ask the students to use Scots vocabularly to describe the paintings.