Last Updated: Monday, February 15, 2021

Scotland's scientists: A Scots language resource

What is this?

This resource features a series of posters on a range of eminent Scottish scientists, along with short biographies about each one.

The biographies have been written in English and translated into different varieties of Scots, making it possible for learners to compare the Scots and English texts, or to compare the varieties of Scots used across the posters.

The scientists included are:

  • John Logie Baird
  • Joseph Black
  • Alexander Fleming
  • James Hutton
  • Lord Kelvin (William Thomson)
  • James Clerk Maxwell
  • John Napier
  • Robert Watson-Watt
  • James Watt.

Who is this for?

​This interdisciplinary resource is aimed at second level learners, with activities which touch on sciences, social studies, literacy, English and Scots language.

The resource could be adapted for learners working towards the Scots Language Award.


PDF file: Scotland's scientists resource

Zip file: Posters in Scots and scientist biographies in Scots and English