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Howlat the owl: a wee windae into Scots

Wee Windaes brings to life stories in the Scots language, based on collections from the National Library of Scotland

Guid auld Rabbie Burns and his contemporaries have left their mark on Scottish culture.

Not only through traditions like the delicious Burns Supper of haggis, tatties and whisky sauce, but also through our vocabulary.

Scots words with their Scottish charm have a firm place in our vocabulary. Working with the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh’s Angus McIntosh Centre (AMC) has developed a resource for learning more about the Scots language. Featuring some of the literature produced by Scottish poets and writers, there’s lots to explore on the Wee Windaes website.

AMC has worked on materials to help you learn about the tale of Howlat the owl, the main character in Richard Holland’s famous ‘The Buke of the Howlat’.

Wee Windaes – The Buke of the Howlat

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