Scots is a language – giclée print

Scots is a language – giclée print

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Oor ain culture

Culture is one of the main things that define a country. It makes one place on a map more than simply in a different location to another place on a map. Scotland is no exception to this. From our tartans and traditions, to our writing, music, languages and so much more, the culture that has come to define Scotland has become known around the world.

Cringe no more

In the centuries since the birth of the union in 1707, Scots have been gradually all been taught to dislike, dismiss, or even flat out deny our culture. Known as the Scottish Cringe, this in-built censor manifests in all sorts of ways, often near words like 'twee' and 'parochial'. Bringing a focus and sense of worth to Scottish culture is one of the main aims of Indy Prints.

About this piece

The 2022 Scotland's Census was only the second one ever to include a question about Scots language. Following this, the usual Unionist commentariat once again cast their doubt on the legitimacy of Scots. This design, simply, is a reminder for all that Scots is indeed a language.

The artwork

Taking inspiration from art and design of the twentieth century, this linocut style collage, in a handsome vintage colour palette, includes old Scots dictionary pages.


Product details
  • 300 gsm pH neutral conservation paper with archival inks
  • Digitally printed in Scotland