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We accept poetry, short stories, reviews, essays and drama, both original and translated. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eiks an Ens 30
Included in this issue of Eiks an Ens are details of our next Conference in Perth and of our anthologies, which are having very positive reviews and are well worth the money.
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The Scots Language Society was founded in 1972 with a single mission: to promote the Scots language and literature by publishing the only magazine dedicated to new Scots writing.
Over five decades later, that remains our mission. Besides Lallans, we run an annual Scots-language writing competition, the Sangschaw, and we have also published a unique collection of Scots-language recordings in our Scotsoun series of CDs.
Furthermore, we have annual Conferences, where we gather together our members and hear talks on Scots-language culture and hear Sangschaw winners reading their own work.
Meet the Committee
More details coming soon!
Rab Wilson | President
Rab Wilson is a poet who scrieves predominantly in the Scots language. He was born and remains in New Cumnock, East Ayrshire. He is also a playwright, newpapaer columnist and commentator on the Scots language.
Joe Carstairs | Secretary, Webmaster
Joe has been in the Society since 2019. He is a Scots language learner and believes passionately that the Scots language belongs to everyone. He is from Perth but now lives in Edinburgh, where he lived since 2018.
Tony Beekman | Treasurer
By day, Tony puts in a shift as the Community Learning and Development Worker for a central Scottish council. He is also a trade union shop steward. Tony is a lifelong learner of philosophy and likes to reflect on it in the pub over a pint or a dram. This helps him to write short stories which he is chuffed to see in Lallans occasionally.
David Bleiman | Ordinary Member
David lives in Cramond on the Edinburgh Riviera. He is a poet, and is the winner of the 2020 Sangschaw Prize and 2023 McCash Prize for poems in Scots. He sells books on poetrykilt.bigcartel.com .
William Hershaw | Lallans Editor
William Hershaw is the current editor of Lallans. He is a well-known poet and singer . Brought up as a native Scots speaker in a Fife mining community, he believes that ‘the Scots language is for everyone’ and “if you lose your language you lose your self.’ All Scots language can give it a shot in Lallans. William can be contacted at w.hershaw678@btinternet .
Elaine Morton | Ordinary Member
Elaine is a past editor of Lallans and remains on the Committee to oversee the Sangschaw competition. Edinburgh is home and she has been with the Society since 1998. She would be pleased to see more women on the Committee, so, girls, don’t be shy to come forward!
George T Watt | Membership Secretary
George T Watt is a writer in Scots poetry, short stories and articles. He has been published in many anthologies and magazines as well as Lallans. He has also produced several recordings for Scotsoun.
We are one of the leading publishers of new Scots literature. Our most important publications are Lallans and Scotsoun.
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Why join the Scots Language Society?
By joining us, you are helping us to champion the Scots language, especially by giving Scots writers a place to learn from one another and to find their own Scots voice.
In addition, members get biannual issues of our unique Lallans magazine gratis, and have the right to attend our Annual Conferences, where we hold our AGM and enjoy talks from highly regarded speakers on thought-provoking subjects relating to Scots language and literature.
If what you’re looking for is a community of prose-writers, poets, playwrights and translators with a passion for the Scots language, we have no equal. We are the oldest extant Scots-language activist organisation and the only one solely dedicated to the development of new Scots literature.
How can I join?
For individuals, membership costs £20 per annum. For institutions, the fee is £25 per annum.
To become a member, simply get in touch with us at email@example.com and we’ll provide you with our bank details; or you can join by sending us a cheque made payable to The Scots Language Society. See Contact us for our address.
Contactlallans@hotmail.co.uk Scots Language Society
c/o 61 Cliffburn Road