Books in Scots can inspire, educate and entertain. And there are so many great poems and stories in Scots for young readers to enjoy.

Reading the work of published poets and authors is essential for a new Scots writer's development. You can see first hand how other writers have used the Scots language. This is a good way to help you find your own style and voice in Scots. 

Read and learn from the work of famous Scots poets like JK Annand and Liz Lochhead and top writers like Sheena Blackhall and Alan Bissett and others. 

  SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY
Scots poems from Scotland's best Scots poets.

Have a look at poems for reading aloud by JK Annand, William Soutar, Sheena Blackhall and many others.

   
  SCOTS FOR COOL KIDS

Lively, fun, accessible performances, workshops and readings in Scots for nursery right through to S1, promoting identity, self-esteem and cultural heritage.

   



 
 GHOST STORIES 1
The White Lady & The Auld Man of Littledean
Listen to two ghostly tales in Scots by Alan Bissett.

GHOST STORIES 2
The Candle & The Funeral March
Listen to two more tales of the supernatural by Alan Bissett.
   
  ADDRESSING THE BARD

An anthology of poems inspired by Robert Burns written by modern writers
Download the complete book Addressing the Bard from Education Scotland.


   
 THE KIST
A selection of Scots poems.

Explore the range of Scots poetry by Janet Paisley, Hugh MacDiarmid, Christine de Luca and others on the Education Scotland website.
   
 SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST
Recommended reading lists of books in Scots.

Scots books for 3 to 7 years


Scots books for 8 to 11 years

Scots books for teen readers
   


ITCHY COO
An extensive catalogue of quality books in Scots for readers of all ages.

Rhymes, poems, drama, literature, teaching materials and translations in Scots including Roald Dahl, The Gruffalo, Asterix, Winnie the Pooh, Precious Ramotswe and many more.