OUR STORY

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1958

IN THE BEGINNING . .

IN  THE  BEGINNING . .

One day in the late Nineteen-Fifties, a wee lassie found a wee book on her grannie’s bookshelves . .

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1958

THE BOOKS THAT FIRST INSPIRED!

THE  BOOKS  THAT  FIRST  INSPIRED!

During Burns’ lifetime, most Scottish intellectuals and writers switched to English to reach a . .

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1967

MEETING RABBIE

MEETING  RABBIE

Burns’ Monument, Alloway, Ayrshire . .

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1999

CREATION OF MITHER TONGUE

CREATION  OF  MITHER  TONGUE

Over 40 years later, the same poet, along with the language he helped to save, sparked the . .

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2000

COTTAGE INDUSTRY

COTTAGE  INDUSTRY

2000 – 2007

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2001

A HELPING HAND

A  HELPING  HAND

Unlike Gaelic, an official figure for the number of Scots speakers in Scotland had never existed.

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2008

ON THE MOVE!

ON  THE  MOVE!

Shocked and saddened that the language of Burns was was to play no part in the 2009 . .

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2009

HONOURING OUR POET

HONOURING  OUR  POET

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and the launch of . .

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2010

COMMENDED BY SCOTS LANGUAGE CENTRE

COMMENDED  BY  SCOTS  LANGUAGE  CENTRE

“The Mither Tongue shop in Keith is unique in its product ranges, and therefore of . .

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2010

AWARD FINALIST

AWARD  FINALIST

“The judges thought that Mither Tongue was a great concept in promoting the Scots . .

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2013

VISIT SCOTLAND 4-STAR GRADING

VISIT  SCOTLAND  4-STAR  GRADING

Quality Assurance award from VisitScotland.

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2013

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!

ONWARDS  AND  UPWARDS!

Publication of Scotland’s Census 2011 figures.  These official figures confirmed . .

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2014

MAKING HISTORY IN KEITH!

MAKING  HISTORY  IN  KEITH!

Our home town is proud to be known as Scotland’s first Scots Toun, a prestigious . .

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2014

PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS

PRIMARY  SCHOOL  LEARNERS

St Thomas’ Primary children visit Mither Tongue following our visit to them . .

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2017

SECONDARY SCHOOL LEARNERS

SECONDARY  SCHOOL  LEARNERS

At Keith Grammar School in our role as *Scots Language Ambassadors for . .

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2017

WRITER VISIT

WRITER  VISIT

The most recent of many enjoyable and enlightening visits from Matthew Fitt . .

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2017

SCOTS / DORIC WORKSHOP

SCOTS  /  DORIC  WORKSHOP

We attended this fascinating, enlightening and hugely enjoyable event at . .

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2017

MEET ALLY HEATHER!

MEET  ALLY  HEATHER!

We were privileged to work with this young man who is studying history at . .

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2017

MITHER TONGUE TODAY

MITHER  TONGUE  TODAY