The Scots Language

Clive’s new book Unlocking Scots, published by Luath Press Ltd, about the history, politics and sociolinguistics of the language, is to be launched on Thursday, 15 June 2023, 2:00 pm  3:00 pm, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW Click here to book.

Two earlier (free) booklets can be found on, a searchable archive I run of Scots news from the press and social media since 2012. 

The video below is a presentation I did in 2021 for schoolkids about the joys of learning languages, and at the beginning explains the Scots language really sparked my interest in languages and linguistics.

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