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The Annual Conference of the Scots Language Society will be held on Saturday the 3rd in the Sandeman Room, AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP. This year’s theme will be The Art of Flyting in Scottish Literature.
- 10.00 am
- Registration and coffee.
- 10.30 am
- Derrick McClure: Whit is Flyting?
- 11.15 am
- George T Watt: The Flyting Hugh M
- 12 noon
- Sangschaw 2023: prizes and readings.
- 12.45 pm
- Lunch break.
- 2.00 pm
- AGM of the Scots Language Society.
- 2.30 pm
- Fred Freeman: Hamish Henderson’s Flyting o Life and Daith.
- 3.15 pm
- Len Pennie: Contemporary Scots Literature.
- 4.00 pm
- General discussion.
- 4.30 pm
- Close of Conference.
The cost of attending the Collogue is £20. Contact George Watt on firstname.lastname@example.org or Elaine Morton on email@example.com.
Sangschaw 2023 Winners
The Robert McLellan Tassie fur Scots Prose
Aince by Jamie Purves
Haymarket Wumman by Jerry Randalls
Bother wi a Babby Bird by Anne Jones
Benny by Andrew G Matthews
Kafka by Pete Fortune
The John MacPhail Law Tassie for Owersettin
A Sang tae the Heir by Derrick McClure
The King o the Bees by Dorothy Lawrenson
Salome by Jerry Randalls
Mylkwiffe by Donald Adamson
Weddin Blessin by Gordon Davidson
A Dug wi Nae Maister by Tom Ellett
Seeven Auld Fodies by WS Milne
The Tale o Thorstein Grue by Colin Mackenzie
The Yirdin o Sorley MacLean by Derrick McClure
Propertius by John Erskine
The Hugh MacDiarmaid Tassie for Poesie
Roond Stane by Finola Scott
The Black Loch by Robert Duncan Aliens by James Sinclair
Chale Shaw by Joe Carstairs
John MacLean’s Coat by Robert Duncan
Jock Tamson’s Luve-Bairns by David Bleiman
Bauk in the USSR by Alastair McLeish
Eldritch, Cretaceous Man Jinkin by Alan Millar
The Ootgaun by Hamish Scott
Mindin Joe by Jock Stein
The Ceremonie o Cairnholy by Donald Adamson
A New Sang by David Bleiman
Ahint the Haund by Kevin Connelly
The Marriage Lair by Irene Howat
Leid in ma Heid by Alan Millar
Wittins: Sangschaw, Lallans 102-103
Our own Lord Braxfield, Judge of the Sangschaw, will deliver his summary of this year’s happenings in Lallans 102. The word on the street is that the cranky old grump was pretty impressed by what was put before him. So keep at it, Scots writers - it vexes him no end to see the Scots language being put to such good effect! It’s not too early to start working on your masterpiece for next year. The winner of the poetry class is printed below, but the editor will endeavour to include as many entries as possible in the forthcoming Lallans 102/103. The summer number in particular will have an extraordinary and broad showing of further Scots writing, including an interview with Scots Radio broadcaster Frieda Morrison; Fred Freeman’s epic on Burns, Hamish Henderson and song; the final instalment of Sam Burns’ Deacon Broadie play and an abundance of thought-provoking poetry, stories, reviews and news concerning all the other ventures in the ever-expanding world of the Scots language.
The Galloway Hoard, Kirkcudbright Museum by Finola Scott
Winner of the Hugh MacDiarmid Cup for Poetry, Sangschaw 2023
Aw muscle and glaur, he’s preenin
An muckle boastin. Yi’d think
He wis the first. In he struts
Aw Cock o the walk,
King o Faithers, comb throbbin.
Aye unnerfit, he wants tae feel
Ma flutters, tae cup the load I coorie.
He brags aboot the hero it’ll be.
Weel mibbe, but fir noo it’s jist
A wee will o the wisp, ma treisur.
I shouldnae compleen, sure he broucht
thon gift - a wee baa. Its hollow jinglet
when I joogelt it. I thocht it a toy
fir the bairn. But naw, seems it’s tae ease
an bless the birthin. Whit a man.
The Scots Language Society is a registered charity run by volunteers. By being a member of the Society, you are already giving the Scots language a boost. You can help us further by purchasing one or both of our first-rate 50th-anniversary anthologies: contact our membership Secretary, George T Watt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Willie Hershaw at email@example.com. Every book costs £12.99 including postage. Overseas orders incur an additional £5 for postage. Included is a selection of the best Scots poetry and prose from across 50 years and hundred issues of Lallans.