The Common Weal Policy Podcast – Episode #113

date: 02/02/2022

Episode 113 of the Common Weal Policy Podcast

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This week, Craig is joined by Billy Kay. Writer, broadcaster and author of Scots: The Mither Tongue which has recently been released as an audiobook on Audible.
Scots is the second largest of Scotland’s extant indigenous tongues with over 1.5 million speakers across Scotland and more in the broader Scots diaspora.

Once the primary language of court and law in Scotland it has been significantly eroded in use and prestige over several centuries both passively and by acts of deliberate repression.
However, recent years have seen a revival of interest in the language and Billy tells us how we can promote it in the public sphere and, most importantly, to speak and write it with the same pride as anyone would use any other language we know.

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“Hiding Your Reality” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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