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About us

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.

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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 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.

Scots Language Society
c/o 61 Cliffburn Road
DD11 5BA
United Kingdom