Stories in Scots

Hoo’s it gaun? No sae bad!

Scots has been spoken in Scotland for many centuries, by everyone including kings and queens. It’s one of three native languages spoken in Scotland today, the other two being English and Gaelic. But there are many different varieties and dialects of Scots.

Scots language is an important part of Scotland's culture, identity and heritage. It’s a living language, with words and phrases that have been passed on and used by generations of people describing life around them. It’s sometimes thought of as an old-fashioned way of speaking, or even as slang, but it can be used as a tool to help us to understand Scotland’s past - and there are loads of great Scots words and expressions that can make you laugh, paint a picture, or describe EXACTLY what you’re meaning!

Tommy and the Angel
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The Stane
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Shellycoat
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Pandora's Box
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The Draiglen Hogney
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Helen and Aphrodite
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Theseus and the Minotaur
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The Candle
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King Midas
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