The project explores Romantic-period accounts of journeys into Wales and Scotland with a focus on the writings of the Flintshire naturalist and antiquarian Thomas Pennant (1726-1798), whose published Tours of both countries did so much to awaken public interest in the ‘peripheries’ of Britain. Find out more
There are 11 projects listed:
CMSW: Corpus of Modern Scottish Writing (1700-1945)
An electronic corpus of written and printed texts from the period 1700-1945, featuring over 350 documents and containing approximately 5.5 million words of text overall.
Dictionary of the Scots Language
The Dictionary of the Scots Language comprises electronic versions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the 12-volume Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the 10-volume Scottish National Dictionary with its two supplements (1976 and 2005).
Editing Robert Burns for the Twenty First Century
The website hosts a number of digital resources produced to complement the new multi-volume edition of The Works of Robert Burns, including specially commissioned song recordings and interactive maps of Burns' tours.
Historical Thesaurus of Scots
This pilot project resulted in a new online resource which aims to categorise the vocabulary of Scots, from the earliest records to the present, according to semantic field. It focuses on two categories that are rich in Scots vocabulary: weather and sports & games.
Interactive World Map of Burns Suppers
The broadest, most detailed record of Burns Night activities ever made to this day, featuring more than 2,500 contemporary Burns Suppers and Burns Night events, spreading across the 6 continents and nearly 150 countries.
Place-Names of the Galloway Glens
This project, part of the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership, is dedicated to exploring the heritage of Kirkcudbrightshire through its place-names and presents place-names from seven historical parishes of Kircudbrightshire on a series of interactive maps.
Robert Burns choral settings: from Schumann to MacMillan
The project presents audio recordings and accompanying commentary for twenty choral settings of works by Robert Burns by composers from across Europe since the early nineteenth century.
Scots Dictionary for Schools
The Scots Dictionary for Schools app is a free and easy-to-use Scots-English and English-Scots dictionary for use in the classroom or at home.
Scots Syntax Atlas
The Scots Syntax Atlas presents the results of over 100,000+ acceptability judgments from over 500 speakers on over 250 morphosyntactic phenomena. The Atlas also contains a text-to-sound aligned corpus of spoken data totalling 275 hours and over 3 million words.
Scots Words and Place-names
Scots Words and Place-names (SWAP) aimed to engage the Scottish public in talking about the Scots words that they use and hear around them and features a comprehensive glossary of Scots place-name elements.
SCOTS: Scottish Corpus Of Texts and Speech
The Scottish Corpora project has created large electronic corpora of written and spoken texts for the languages of Scotland, featuring nearly 4.6 million words of text, with audio recordings to accompany many of the spoken texts.