THE Scots Language Centre is launching a brand new web site with steerage for studying to write down in Scots. Produced by a bunch of a few of Scotland’s most established and completed Scots writers and performers, and with assist from the Scottish Authorities, the transfer is impressed by the August 2020 controversy surrounding Scots Wikipedia, the place it was found that almost all of content material was written by an individual with little expertise of spoken Scots. From September 2020 the Scots Language Centre, together with the assembled writers, labored with Dr Sara Thomas from Wikimedia UK to supply writing assist for Scots Wikipedia volunteer editors throughout their “Editathon” weekends. The writing crew included Antonia Uri, Christie Williamson, Emma Grae, Gerda Stevenson, Iona Fyfe, Martin Travers, Michael Dempster, Morna Younger and Susi Briggs. Throughout this mission the artists got here along with The Scots Language Centre education officer, Laura Inexperienced, to supply a doc that gives assist and steerage in writing for these individuals who can converse Scots however might lack confidence or expertise in writing it. SCOTS WARKS: Assist and Steerage is now obtainable totally free on scotslanguage.com in English with a Scots translation supplied by The Scots Language Centre’s info officer, Dr Dauvit Horsbroch.
Every of the contributing artists has produced an authentic work in response to the theme “Literacy in Scots”, which is able to premier tomorrow evening at 7pm. The works, together with their written textual content might be completely obtainable on www.scotslanguage.com/scots-warks» Read more from www.thenational.scot