On oor first o three ‘A Blether wi Heather’ interviews, we hostit Dawn Leslie, wha telt us aboot the new Scots Language module at the University o Aiberdeen. It’s whit aabdy fae ootwith Scotland aye says, aifter ony length o blether aboot Scots. “Oh wow, it’s a beautiful language. Where can I study Scots?” Ummmm. […]
Celebrate Scots culture and language with the nation’s favourite icons at the 2020 Scots Language Awards online on Saturday 24th October at 8pm. NOMINATE HERE Recognising the heroic efforts and work of the people and organisations who all champion Scots’ unique culture, music and words. Writer & Broadcaster Alistair Heather will host an inspiring evening […]
We are very excited to announce that Alistair Heather is going to present 3 live programmes of interviews in the Scots language starting next Thursday 27th September at 7pm (BST) on the Hands Up for Trad Facebook page and YouTube or watch below. Viewers will be able to ask questions as well. Alistair’s first guest is Dawn […]
The next Scots Language Awards will be held online on Saturday 24th October. More information soon!
Could you be Young Scots Writer of the Year 2020? Enter our fantastic competition for young people aged 11-18 to write a poem, a story, a play or a song in the Scots language. The winner will be invited to receive their prize at the fantastic Scots Language Awards ceremony on Friday 11 September 2020 […]
Doric poet Sheena Blackhall was awarded the Janet Paisley Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Scots Language Awards. It was a beautiful moment in the show. David Paisley – Janet’s son presented Sheena with her award and Sheena gave a fabulous and very funny acceptance speech. Read about Sheena Blackhall here.
The 1st annual Scots Language Awards ceremony hosted by Alistair Heather and Frieda Morrison saw nominees and the audience from right across Scotland head to Glasgow to celebrate the Scots Language, before enjoying live performances from MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018 Singer of The Year Iona Fyfe, musician, actress and comedian Julie Duncanson, […]
Congratulations to Dunfermline High School who have been nominated in Scots School o the Year sponsored by Itchy Coo and Black and White Publishing in the Scots Language Awards 2019. Vote now! We asked Laura Barbour of Dunfermline High School the following questions. Tell us about yourself Dunfermline High School’s English department is a department […]
In 2019, The United Nations Year of Indigenous Language, Hands Up for Trad have launched a new annual award ceremony for Scotland’s vibrant cultural calendar, celebrating the best in the Scots Language, in association with Creative Scotland. The hotly anticipated Scots Language Awards ceremony hosted by Alistair Heather and Frieda Morrison will celebrate the country’s […]
“Daa Lowrie, kin you please tell wis da story aboot you fitching da Maa’s eggs?” whinned Rasmie and Libby is dey tusseled we een anidder apa da floor. “Weel stop kerrying on afore wan o you land in da hospital! Noo, git intae your beds and all tell you da story afor Willy Winky comes.” […]