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Scottish Language Dictionaries' International Newsletter

May, 2009

Our specialty is the Scots language and the aim of our International Newsletter is to spread the word about the resources we provide for everyone interested in Scotland's linguistic culture. In every issue you'll find a profile of a Scots word, one which you might like to use yourself, and we'll also be sending you articles showing how Scots language manifests itself in modern Scotland.

In Issue 5:

SLD Funding We are delighted to announce that SLD is to be funded directly from the Scottish Government... [more]

clamjamfry of flowers
Scots Word: Clamjamfry Some clamjamfries of people are cheerful and inclusive occasions but the word covers all manner of things. ... [more]

SLD News The last six months have seen a host of changes at Scottish Language Dictionaries. Have a look at the SLD News page to keep in touch. ... [more]

Scottish Traditions: Games There are a number of traditional games that one could expect to see in school playgrounds around this time of year. Games seem to come round in their season. Spring sees ... [more]

Scottish Language and Literature: ETSU's Appalachian, Scottish and Irish Studies Program The ASIS is a program of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. The idea for a studies program examining the cultural and historical connections of Appalachia with Scotland (and later with Ireland) developed in the early 1980s ... [more]

Scottish Trials
Secret Destinations: Lochaber and the Scottish Six Days Trial The first week of May each year sees an event which is not as well known as it deserves to be. The Scottish Six Days Trial is the highlight of the Scottish Trials Riders' year. Motor Cycle Trials Riders from all over the world, and their supporters, congregate in the attractive town of Fort William ... [more]

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