#InKeith

The Scots Language

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THE SCOTS LANGUAGE
From King to Keith

Abandoned by a king
Saved by a poet
Celebrated by us!

THE KING
JAMES
VI of Scotland
I of England
Scots speaker and writer
Ruled from England from 1603

THE POET
ROBERT BURNS
1759 – 1796
Scotland’s globally-acclaimed poet
Ignored all advice to write
exclusively in English

THE TOWN
2014
Scotland’s First Scots Toun
Proud of its linguistic heritage
Progressing Burns’ legacy

THE HISTORY
Our much-loved language which flourishes at the heart of our home town is now enjoying a well-deserved and hard-won renaissance. Click here to watch a brief animation about this ancient and resilient language which has carried our culture down the centuries, an integral part of who we are and how we continue to express ourselves