Congratulations to National Library of Scotland who’s Wee Windaes have been nominated in Scots Project o the Year in the Scots Language Awards 2020. Vote now!
We asked Alice Heywood of National Library of Scotland the following questions.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
Whither new tae Scots, or aiblins mair weel-kent wi its literature an story, veesitors will fin thair interest kinnelt in the Scots leid – as tauld through a hairstin frae the collections at the Naitional Leebrar o Scotland. The stairtin pynt is a performance poem frae the 1440s, prentit bi Chepman an Myllar at Edinbrugh in 1508, whiles the end pynt will be the present day. Gien that the spoken wird, as weel as a virrsome literary tradition, hae been vital tae the ongaun story o the Scots leid, we howp tae shaw Scots in its mony varit forms. We alsae tak a luik at some o the byordinar lives o its scrievers, makars an shenachies alang the wey. Bi keekin in through the Wee Windaes, frae the 15th century tae the present day, we luik tae chairt the continuum o the Scots leid.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
Foondit in 2015 bi the National Leebrar an Creative Scotland, the role o Scots Scriever wis tae heeze the staunin o the Scots leid an played a significant pairt in the biggin o the Wee Windaes wabsteid. The wabsteid gies opportunity tae wark wi an shaw the hairstins o Scots literatur an tae mak these mair kenspeckle tae the public.
Ony particlar career heighlichts?
All o it!
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
Tae add mair o the kist o treasures o Scots literatur foond at the Naitional Leebrar tae the wabsteid.
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The Scots Language Awards 2020 will be online at www.scotslanguageawards.com. We will have a mixture of events on the 23rd / 24th October. Performing at the Award on Saturday 24th September will be Gerda Stevenson, Gary Robertson, Shona Donaldson and Jim Malcolm.
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