Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The News in Scots

While BBC Scotland has yet to achieve the scale of its Northern Ireland sister organisation's web offering, it is obviously following fast in its footsteps. A prime example is this short snippet of Catriona Shearer reading the news in Scots. Of course, this isn't the first time that the like has been attempted: Mary Marquis did the same thing at rather greater length in the detailed 1986 documentary series The Story of English. But the latest clip shows just how natural use of Scots in high registers can be — something that should definitely be considered for any new digital channel with a more home-grown and democratic remit.

Scots: our authoritative, precise and just a little sexy national tongue.

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