Supporting practive in local authorities

Since the inclusion of Scots language in Curriculum for Excellence, a number of local authorities have created new resources to help their teachers and pupils learn about and enjoy the Mither Tongue.

Although these teaching materials were written with the schools in one local authority in mind, they contain guidance and information on the Scots language which would be useful to staff in other authorities and to the general reader.

Inverclyde - When We Find the Gowd

A major teaching pack with activities and resources for early to fourth level, When We Find the Gowd contains Scots songs, imaginative writing, play-scripts and discussion points on language, accent, dialect and slang.

  Download - SNAW WHITE play from When We Find the Gowd pack (65 KB)

Read and download sections of When We Find the Gown from the Scuilwab website.

Dundee - 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

  WHAR'S WATTIE? pack (2.2 MB)

Shetland - Da Ditty Box

Containing traditional and new rhymes, stories and songs, Da Ditty Box is a resource pack intended to develop Shetland dialect learning in pre-school education. Another teaching resource, Da Gaer Box, supports dialect study in P1 to P3. A CD accompanies both teaching packs.

The resource is now freely available on the Shetland For Wirds website. For resources in Shetland dialect for first level and above, visit Shetland For Wirds Learning.