Strongly Scottish
Cards & Gifts
in Scots and English

Created in 1999, inspired by Scotland, the Scots language and Robert Burns, we remain the only business of its kind with the Scots language at its heart, celebrating and promoting this important part of Scotland’s heritage through the medium of Scottish cards and giftware. A constantly-evolving showcase for Scottish crafting skills and linguistic culture.

We also offer a low-key but authentic historical Scots language experience, both within our retail premises and throughout this website.

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scottish card from scotland purple thistles


Scottish gift tartan ceramic mug fond memories bonnie scotland

Reasons to love what we do!

Many products have been designed by and are exclusive to us – some in Scots, some in English, some in both! We love, speak, live and breathe the Scots language and promote it at every opportunity.

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“The Mither Tongue shop in Keith is unique in its product ranges and therefore of considerable cultural significance.   Not only does it succeed as a business enterprise, but acts as a hub for those interested in promoting and sustaining the Doric dialect – part of a network of concerned individuals who value our linguistic heritage and seek innovative ways to promote it.   Their contribution to the wider understanding of Scots is very much appreciated, their efforts in relation to the inclusion of Scots in the 2011 Census having been especially noteworthy”.

Michael Hance, Director
Scots Language Centre, Perth

Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards Finalist, 2010
“The judges thought that Mither Tongue was a great concept in promoting the Scots language.   The shop is an asset to Keith, as not only an attraction in its own right, but also in provision of visitor services”.

Ross Montague, Chief Executive
Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards, Edinburgh