An email arrived from a (former) reader who is unhappy about the Scots Ee switching its default leid from Scots to English. S/he was a "long time reader and fan" of the site but says s/he will never read it again.

That's a pity. If I'd known there was even one fan out there I might not have made the change. A survey, admittedly of a tiny sample of potential readers, suggested that people weren't reading it because they didn't understand it, but there's nothing set in stone. Anyway, I'm sorry to have let somebody down and I hope that the Scots Jots page goes someway towards cheering everybody up.

For all that, unlike one or two folk, while I am an enthusiast for the Scots leid I'm not fundamentalist about it. It's a beautiful language and I wholeheartedly support its revival, but I would neither kill nor die for it and nor would I insult somebody on social media just for getting it wrong.  Regardless, anybody who has comments or suggestions, in whichever language you choose, is more than welcome to send them in. Send me your name and address as well and I'll give you a choice of badge free, gratis and for nothing. 


I don't know how you found the site but I'm glad you did so. Now you're here I hope you'll be staying.

News from Scotland and from around the world is updated several times a day unless I'm away on a holiday or unexpectedly busy with something else. My opinions are more likely to be found on the Scots Jots page, where only Scots speakers/readers will be able to understand them.  If that category includes you, it will probably not take you long to know where it is I'm coming from, but if you don't want to know, that's fine. I understand how you feel; other people's opinions get on my nerves as well.


I might as well say it here: The Scots Ee says Aye to Scottish Independence. Aye, and Llarga Vida Gratuita Catalunya as well. And also, please do your best to be kind to people and to all living things. Thank you.

I don't upload gossip or rumours. You'll not find out who it was that went to the cludgie in Johnny Depp's bed here. And if I think a story is propaganda or lies it doesn't get onto the page, although it's always possible that one or two exaggerations will slither their way in.

If you like what you see please tell your friends. If you can, I recommend reading it using a laptop or PC rather than a phone, but that's just a bit of advice and not an instruction; it all looks a bit wordy on a mobile phone in my opinion, and sometimes the pictures obscure some of the words.

I'm sorry there aren't more photographs. Wix seems to have a problem whereby what I save when editing doesn't always match what appears on the site, and consequently pictures sometimes turn up in the wrong place.  It seems that the only way to stop this from happening is to have fewer pictures on the page.

But never mind all that. Please carry on having a peek at this space, and Haste Ye Back.

See ye suin.


Aw the best. 



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