'Old Tongue' by Jackie Kay

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

Constructing sentences

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

Creating parody

How humorous intent can be created through parody in writing.

Jolomo uses Scots words to describe expressive arts

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

Rhona Martin, Scots language and curling

Rhona Martin uses Scots language to describe curling.

Sanjeev Kohli highlights disgusting Scots words

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

Scots and childhood

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

Scots words for weather

Presenter and singer Michelle McManus describes the weather in Scots.

Susan Calman takes a humorous look at Scots language

Susan Calman uses Scots words for body parts in a comedy routine.

Using Scots words to create a menacing atmosphere

John Michie investigates how Scots words add more atmosphere to the crime genre.

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