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Mak Forrit is a blog aboot cultur, history, politics, the airts an mair, written in Scots.

Alang wi English an Gàidhlig, Scots is ane o Scotland’s three hamelt leids. The 2011 offícial census shawed that it’s spoken by aboot 1.5 million fowk, frae Shetland doun tae the Borders.

Maist fowk will like eneuch ken Scots frae the poyetry o Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns. Scots haes a wheen o bonnie by-leids, sic as the Doric an Shaetlan, an a fouthie vocabular suitit til ony spoken or scrievit ettle.

Aiblins Robert Louis Stevenson pat it best whan he wrate: “Of a’ the lingo’s ever prentit, The braidest Scot’s the best inventit.” I canna airgue wi that!

This blog mints tae gie Scots scrievers ae mair outlat on the wab tae mak their vyces heard.

Howp ye enjoy.

Yours aye,

Jamie Smith
Foonder an editor

Jack Capener

Jack Capener is a young political activist fae Embra. He hauds a Law degree fae the University o Embra but haes a strang interest in language politics an activism. In 2019 he foondit Oor Vyce, a campaignin platform cawin for mair polítical action tae be taen regairdin Scots, an is wirkin fae wi’in the SNP tae heeze up the status o Scots in the Scots Government forby. Finnd him on Twitter @jack_capener.