Lalland Scots

Lalland Scots is the main language still spoken in Scotland today, albeit in it's present form diluted somewhat with English.

Much like the Aboriginal languages of North America it is not recognised as an official language.  It was banned in schools across Scotland throughout the last century.  Most children still spoke it at home, but at school were forced to read, write and speak English instead!  

Many people think it is just a slang version of English, but with words like Stramash, Stoorie, Sleekit & Skelpit it is far from slang.  

If you would like to learn more about this fascinating language (the language of Robert Burns - Poet) the Scottish Culture and heritage and be able to understand the native's on any trip to Bonnie Scotland, then come along to the Highland Games & Gathering on September 8th & 9th for a 'Guid wee blether in Lalland Scots'.  

 

CLASS CONSISTS OF:-

An Introduction to the Lalland Scots Language - the living language of today

Culture and Heritage

Where to visit and when

Question & answer session


Gaidhlig (Gaelic) Language

We are please to announce that we will have a Gaelic Workshop at this years games in September.  

 

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to obtain basic knowledge of the Gaidhlig (Gaelic) language and culture and will include the following:-

 

            · a brief history of Gaelic in Scotland and Nova Scotia

 

· basic Gaelic phrases for greetings, weather, talking about family and visiting people

 

· explanation of the Celtic seasonal calendar, with particular reference to Là Fhèill Brìghde on 1st Feb

 

· a couple of simple Gaelic songs along with a brief description of the key Gaelic music and dance traditions.