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Rebel Tongue

EDM (Early Day Motion) 479: tabled on 13 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the production of the television programme Rebel Tongue where the host, Alistair Heather, highlights the importance of the Scots language and showcases its role in modern Scottish life; notes that Scots is one of Scotland’s three official languages with over one and a half million speakers; recognises that Scots is at the core of the work of some of Scotland’s most distinguished and influential writers and poets, including Robert Burns, Liz Lochhead, Edwin Morgan and Jackie Kay; acknowledges that Scots is listed as ‘vulnerable’ on the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger; argues that more must be done to safeguard this historic language; believes that it deserves further recognition within broadcasting and education; and commends those Scots who proudly speak in their mother tongue.