Scots is a part of the Curriculum for Excellence. The language features more prominently in Scottish schools than at any time in the last thirty years.

Studying Scots can have a positive impact on a pupil's development as a confident individual, successful learner and responsible citizen.

It is now accepted by many in the teaching profession that offering rich opportunities to develop pupils' creative writing skills in Scots can have a transformative effect on literacy and learning for a large number of children and young people.

 Scots Language Education
Information point for teachers and schools.
Scots language learning strategies, examples of good practice, video and audio resources.

  When We Find the Gowd - Snaw White play
Practical resource for Scots language teaching.
Learning materials on Language, Accent and Slang.

Whar's Wattie?
Whar’s Wattie? is the first teaching pack to focus on the Dundee dialect of Scots. A structured and easy-to-use resource, this pack offers teaching strategies for first and second level with accessible illustrated texts.

Download the complete Dundee teaching pack

Shetland Forwirds
Learning about the Shetland dialect of Scots.
Information and ideas from Early Years to Further Education.

Scots Language Centre
Information about the Scots language and the people who speak oor Mither Tongue.