LINKSAn essential introduction to the Scots language with information on its history, dialects, its role in education and how to incorporate Scots into teaching across the curriculum provided by Learning Teaching Scotland.
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML)
“The Charter is a convention designed on the one hand to protect and promote regional and minority languages as a threatened aspect of Europe’s cultural heritage and on the other hand to enable speakers of a regional or minority language to use it in private and public life. Its overriding purpose is cultural. It covers regional and minority languages, non-territorial languages and less widely used official languages.”
The UK Government signed the Charter in 2000 and ratified it in 2001 in respect of Welsh in Wales, Scots and Gaelic in Scotland and Ulster Scots and Irish in Northern Ireland.
Council of Europe - Introduction to ECRML
The Scottish Government - European Charter
ECRML Periodical Reports and Recommendations (UK)
European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL)
The European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages is a democratically governed Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) promoting languages and linguistic diversity.
EBLUL’s official map of European languages including Scots.
European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)
Created by the Council of Europe, ECML is an institution whose mission is to encourage excellence and innovation in language teaching and to help Europeans learn languages more efficiently.