Bella Caledonia launches Gaelic and Scots content
Team of Gaelic and Scots experts and campaigners to head up new section
THE Scottish new media website Bella Caledonia has announced that it will publish a new strand of work celebrating Gaelic and Scots language, and culture.
The content will be published in both English and Gaelic, and will explore the world of Scottish poetry, music and visual art.
Mind your language: Scottish Government to step up promotion of Scots
National Scots language policy deploys a range of measures to improve teaching of Scots at school level
THE SCOTTISH Government is to introduce new measures to increase familiarity with the Scots language.
A new national Scots language policy will include plans to have teachers work more closely with institutions such as the National Library of Scotland, Glasgow University and Historic Environment Scotland and a new scheme to have creatives and celebrities work as Scots language ambassadors.
"Scottish culture is more politicized now than it's ever been": Alan Bissett Q & A ahead of Fringe show
Scottish playwright, novelist and performer Alan Bissett speaks to CommonSpace about art, the importance of Scots, politics, and culture in a post referendum Scotland
THE Falkirk born English teacher turned playwright, novelist and performer has published several books, many of which are written in Scots.
Getting to 'ken' Scotland: Italian-Egyptian playwright Sara Shaarawi on her Scots contribution to this year's Fringe
Sara Shaarawi talks about art, politics, and caring about the word 'ken'
THE euphoria and sense of hope of the last weeks of the Scottish referendum campaign reminded Sara Shaarawi of the days immediately after Hosni Mubarak's government fell, the Italian-Egyptian playwright tells CommonSpace.
Shaarawi, who has made Glasgow her home, will deliver a piece around the Scots word 'ken' at this year's Fringe festival, as part of the Butterfly Rammy series of shows starting this Friday 7 August and running to 30 August.
Award-winning play exploring Scots language premieres at The Arches
Ishbel McFarlane won Platform 18 award for best Direction
AN award-winning play about the Scots language is premiering this week at The Arches as part of the institution's annual Behaviour Festival.
Ishbel McFarlane's 'O is for Hoolet', which won the Platform 18 award for best direction, is a one-woman play exploring serious issues about the Scots language.
It opened on Wednesday 15 April and will run until Friday 17 April before following that with a run at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh from 23-25 April.