||Talking about Scotland's mither tung. What language do Scotland's people speak? Come to the Pub Summit in Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms and debate this hot topic with experts in the field of language. With Alan Bissett, Rob Dunbar, Michael Hance, Chris Robinson and chaired by Susan Morrison. This event is part of Previously... Scotland's History Festival.
||Scotland's Glory 1513 comprises three events in Edinburgh celebrating the poet Gavin Douglas and the completion 500 years ago of the Eneados, his magnificent translation into Scots of Virgil's epic Aeneid; at 11am a commemorative flagstone will be unveiled in Makars' Court, Lawnmarket; from 2-5pm there is a conference entitled 'Gavin Douglas, Makar and Translatour' in Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge; and from 7-9pm you can hear Robert Carver's Mass for Six Voices sung by SangScule in the High Kirk of St Giles, where Douglas was provost. Tickets at the door for each event.
||Scots Languages on Stage is the title of this year's language conference hosted by the ASLS (Association for Scottish Literary Studies) in the Saltire Society, Edinburgh. The programme includes sessions on both Scots and Gaelic.
||SLD Director Chris Robinson ran 'dictionary corner' at a Scots language weekend in the historic setting of Stirling Castle. The event was very popular.
||SLD Director Chris Robinson is taking part on a reading of the Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy at the Shire of Caer Caledon Mediæval Society's Beltaine Fayre and Feast in St Andrews. As well as food, the event promises 'fighting, dancing and music'.
As part of Edinburgh University's Innovative Learning Week, SLD ran a session on how to make the best use of the online Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL).
The session was open to all students and staff of the University.
|SLD Director Chris Robinson took part in a lively evening of discussion and debate about the origins of Scotland's indigenous languages, as part of the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
Get ready for Burns Night by testing your knowledge of Tam o Shanter and the Scots language in a quick-fire, not-too-serious challenge.
Competitors can win a Compact Scots Dictionary or A Modren Scots Grammar. Can you get Tam to the keystane o the brig, or will you be like Maggie - stumped? Spectators are needed to help us pick a winner. This will be Burns as you have never heard him before. With some braw music too.
Includes a dram sponsored by the Scotch Whisky Association.
|November||29th||Panel discussion on Scots dictionaries - at the National Library of Scotland. Chaired by Professor Jeremy Smith; panel comprises Dr Chris Robinson, Director of SLD; Dr Margaret Mackay, Edinburgh University and Janet Paisley, Scots writer and speaker.|
|November||24th||SLD involvement in 'Celebrate Scots Language' event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.|
|November||23rd||Performance of The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy in Mary King's Close, Edinburgh. Commentary by SLD's Dr Chris Robinson.|
|November||5th-9th||Exhibition in the Scottish Parliament Members' Lobby.|
|October||20th-21st||"Dictionary Corner" in the Chapel Royal, Stirling Castle. Part of their event The Mither Tongue - Scots Language Weekend.|
|October||16th||Scots Language Awareness event for Scottish Government civil servants.|
|September||28th||Presentation at seminar 'Celebrating Scottish Lexicography';
Celtic & Scottish Studies, Edinburgh University
|August-September||30th-5th||Mini-exhibition in Leith Library, Edinburgh|
|August||14th||Children's event at Edinburgh Book Festival|
|August||7th||Mini-exhibition in Oxgangs Library, Edinburgh|
|July-August||23rd-3rd||Exhibition in Glasgow Caledonian Saltire Centre|
|July||9th-20th||Exhibition in Royal Scottish Conservatoire|
|June-July||19th-3rd||Exhibition in Glasgow University Library|
|May||29th||SLD Anniversary Reception in the Burgh Halls, Linlithgow|
|May||19th||Renaissance evening at the Abbot House, Dunfermline|