Maps of Scotland – in Scots!

Posted by Stewart Bremner on

Last month, the Scots Language Centre launched their map of Scotland in Scots, a project Stewart had been working on with them for some time. Stewart: "It was fascinating seeing Scots place names all across the country and, by placing them on a map, I really got the feeling these are 'real' place names, not the local slang some claim them to be."

The names on the map all have historical precedent and, much like regular Scots words, there are often more than one spelling of the place names. Please don't blame us if you know a different spelling!

In support of the project, we have two versions of the map available as giclée prints, one of which was gifted to John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, who attended the launch. 25% of the profits from these maps will be donated to the Centre.

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