Linguistics and English Language


A celebration of current Scots-related research and practice

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Saturday 25th January 2020

Scots@Ed is a one-day symposium devoted to the Scots Language and Culture. First hosted in January 2017, the main aim of the event is to provide a platform for people of different backgrounds and professions to come together to discuss, raise awareness of, and cultivate interest in the Scots language.  Specifically, it will give participants the opportunity to share their use, experiences and understanding of Scots, discover the various facets of linguistic research on Scots, network with practitioners using Scots in their daily professions, and learn about popular cultural activities involving Scots that engage with the wider population.

Building on previous success, this year’s symposium will retain largely the same structure, while placing a stronger focus on facilitating knowledge exchange between academic and non-academic professionals and advocates working with Scots. The day will begin with a welcome talk held by the organisers, who will briefly showcase postgraduate work currently being undertaken on Scots at the University of Edinburgh. This will be followed by our plenary speaker, Joanna Kopaczyk of the University of Glasgow, and then a series of 7 individual presentations representing a range of interests in the language. Finally, a closing panel discussion will permit reflection on the ideas shared, and foster dialogue regarding current issues that must be overcome, as well as possible directions for future collaborative work.


The event is free to attend but you must register to attend. Please see our Eventbrite page for details:

Scots@Ed 2020

Further information

For more information about the running order, copies of the Programme and Book of Abstracts: