Scots Language Books
There are many books written in Scots and about the Scots language on the site. Below is a selection of the books available; this list is being constantly updated.
- Add to BasketSpeakin O Dundee: Tales Lang Tellt Aroun The Toun - - Paperback
This beautifully written collection of stories is entirely written in Scots as spoken in Dundee. Short and easy to read, their style is loyal to the traditional way of storytelling.
- Add to BasketTaid O That Ilk: Hiz Adventurs Frae Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind In The Willows' First Publist 1909 - - Paperback
This is a translation into Scots of Kenneth Grahame's 'Wind in the Willows'.
- Add to BasketThe Paix Machine - - Paperback
This novel was written to provide adult prose for those who knew the Scots language already, and for future students of the tongue. Its theme is the influence that external culture has on a language and upon the people who speak it, and the hard work that is needed to clear up the after effects.
- Add to BasketMaw Broon's But An' Ben Cookbook - Hardback
These are the very recipes, gathered over the years, that have become the favourites of the whole Broon family when they escape from town to visit the but an' ben for holidays and weekends.
- Add to BasketScottish Place Names - - Paperback
Maggie Scott takes the reader around the country from Dumfries to Shetland to explain the meanings of the places that make up today's Scotland.
- Add to BasketScottish Weather - - Paperback
In 'Scottish Weather', you will find out the meanings of smirr, dreich, moor and other Scots words for rain, snow, wind, sun, the forecast, the seasons and weather lore in this informative and entertaining pocket guide.
- Add to BasketScottish Wildlife - - Paperback
In 'Scottish Wildlife', Chris Robinson introduces you to big beasties, wee beasties, creepy crawlies and our feathered friends and will inform and entertain as she explains how they got their names, where to find them and how to recognise them.
In 'Wha's Like Us?', Chris Robinson gives us an informative and amusing look at how we see ourselves, at our attitude to work, love, money, envy, anger and entertainment and at some of the best Scots words and phrases we use to describe the Scottish psyche.
- Add to BasketTraisur Insch - - Paperback
Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island', translated into broad Scots by Iain W.D. Forde.
- Add to BasketA Midge In Your Hand Is Worth Two Up Your Kilt: Modern Scottish Proverbs - - Hardback
The Scottish language is rich in proverbs, sayings, maxims and wise aphorisms. Sadly, in the transition from the abacus to the computer, most of these have become outdated. This book thrusts these expressions into the 21st century, covering everything from bagpipes to whisky with a few mentions of our neighbours, the Sassenachs, thrown in.
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Bestselling Scots Language Books
- Geordie's Mingin Medicine
- A Midge In Your Hand Is Worth Two Up Your Kilt
- The Eejits
- The Poems of William Dunbar
- Rabbie's Rhymes
Sales to 31/12/2011