Find out how Rosemary Richey, lecturer at Fife College, used Matthew Fitt's Scots language Authors Live event as the starting point for a Scots storytelling project with young adult learners.

A touching story about a child's perception of his mother's battles with mental health issues.

Sunset Song was published in 1932. It is the story of Chris Guthrie, a resilient and hard working girl growing up in the fictional estate of Kinraddie.

Writing in Scots

Writing in Scots

Age: 9-11, 12-14, 14+
Curriculum areas: Literacy and English
Format: Document

Writing in Scots is a great way for pupils to find their authentic voice, but it can be difficult to know how to get started and progress. This resource by Matthew Fitt of Scots Hoose makes it easy with step by step guidance to enter the world of Scots writing.

The Testament of Gideon Mack is a hugely readable and gripping book which poses challenging questions about belief and truth.

These short story collections open the door to three very different worlds. George MacKay Brown's collection A Time to Keep is an unsentimental portrait of the harshness of island life, where crofters and fishermen accept the hardships of their lives with strength and pragmatism.

Kidnapped tells the story of David Balfour, a young, protestant man of the Lowlands, who travels to Edinburgh in search of his inheritance.