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Scottish Language Dictionaries' International Newsletter

November, 2009

Our speciality 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 will find a profile of a Scots word, one which might like to use yourself, and articles showing how Scots language manifests itself in modern Scotland.

In Issue 6:

Scots Word: trauchle This word has been used in farming contexts but can be used by exasperated parents too...[more]

Scottish Traditions: fire festivals Fire festivals have a long tradition in Scotland. Bonfires in the middle of winter were used to scare evil spirits away. Many events have died out, but some spectacular ones have remained...[more]

SLD News: Scottish Language Dictionaries continues to develop and expand. We have moved premises and have employed new staff. Have a look at the SLD News page to keep in touch...[more]

Scottish Language: place names Alison Grant has been researching the origins of the fascinating place name Jellyhill. This was originally the name of a farm in Cadder Parish, North Lanarkshire. Has it anything to do with jello? Find out...[more]

Secret Destinations: Aberdeen This city in the North East of Scotland is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. There is a lot to do there and the locals are especially proud of the exuberant displays of roses. They are rightly proud of their record of winning the Britain in Bloom contest several times over. Find out...[more]

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