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Creative writing in Scots

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Creative writing, Scots, Talking and listening
Programme: Book Week Scotland, 50 Word Fiction, First Ministers Reading Challenge
Language: Scots
Genre: History, Literature
Age group: 12-14, 15-18
Topics: Scots

This resource will support creative writing in Scots in class, with ideas for discussion and getting started. It is also useful for those looking to introduce a history of Scots to pupils, or become more familiar with it themselves.

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The resource is split into two sections:

The activities are not sequential and can be approached as standalone work. However, it may be useful to begin with a discussion about what contemporary Scots language is and how it has developed.

You can submit any work your students create inspired by this resource in our Scots Young Writer o the Year(this link will open in a new window) competition. Closing date for the competition is Wednesday 21 June 2023.

Find out more about creative writing for schools.