[lg policy] Scotland: Bella Caledonia: A wee scrieve oan Scots leid policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 15:23:49 UTC 2015


  Source  Bella Cale­donia
Tags Scots Language <https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/category?tag=961>
  [image: Bella Caledonia: A wee scrieve oan Scots leid policy]
Bella Caledonia: A wee scrieve oan Scots leid policy

By David Officer, artist and writer based in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

*THE launch of Creative Scotland’s Scots language policy today is long
overdue and sorely needed. *

(Click here to read more).

I’m sure there’ll be many who view such a policy with suspicion and
disdain; no doubt we’ll hear such choice phrases such as “Scots is a
dialect, not a language”, “Why are we promoting teuchter rubbish?”, “only
neds speak like that” or the classic “no one speaks like that anymore”.

But this is precisely why a Scots language policy is needed by Creative
Scotland, the Scottish Government, Local Authorities and indeed all our
publicly funded organisations across the country.

Click here to read the full article on Bella Caledonia.


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