“The Scuilwab is fur awbodie that wants tae enjoy an improve their Scots, takkin tent o Curriculum for Excellence. The wabsteid has the authority o Scottish Language Dictionaries ahint it.”
The Dictionary of the Scots Language
The Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL) comprises electronic editions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the 12-volume Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the 10-volume Scottish National Dictionary (SND). DOST contains information about Scots words in use from the twelfth to the end of the seventeenth centuries (Older Scots); and SND contains information about Scots words in use from 1700 to the 1970s (modern Scots). Together these 22 volumes provide a comprehensive history of Scots, and a New Supplement now (2005) brings the record of the language up to date. These are therefore essential research tools for anyone interested in the history of either Scots or English language, and for historical or literary scholars whose sources are written in Scots or may contain Scots usages.
Elphinstone Institute- Doric site
This is a University of Aberdeen Doric website
“The Elphinstone Kist was born of a desire to bring new and fresh writing in North East Scots to the attention of schools. Having made various requests for materials, we found ourselves with an embarrassment of riches: it is marvellous to know that so many people are writing in Scots.”
The Dictionary of the Scottish Gaelic Language is an inter-university initiative by the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI.
Scottish Toponymy in Transition (STIT) :Progressing County Surveys of the Place names is a major AHRC-funded project on Scottish place-names, which began in May 2011. It aims to build the future of survey, research and engagement with place-names in Scotland through:
- researching and publishing three survey volumes, of the place-names of Kinross-shire, Clackmannanshire and Menteith (a region within the historical county of Perthshire)
- beginning and progressing place-name survey of two further regions / counties: Cunninghame in Ayrshire, and Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders
- exchanging knowledge with local communities through of talks, walks, exhibitions and other events.