Learning Resources

Short Story Collections Learning Resources

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. Iain Crichton Smith's stories reveal characters struggling to make sense of life, some of whom are caught up in the senselessness of war, others who are simply unable to live their lives in an authentic way. Anne Donovan's stories are often about the self discovery and revelations that come to us during childhood, and pupils will see themselves in the fumbling steps of her young characters.

For more Scots resources, you can visit the Scots Language Centre, which is the main provider of information about Scots. The Education section of SLC's web site provides teachers with support and resources for teaching Scots in Early Years, Primary and Secondary. For further information visit www.scotslanguage.com, email education@scotslanguage.com or follow @LairnScots