A website to help primary schoolchildren learn Scots is launched today by the National Library of Scotland.
The 'Oor Wullie guide tae Scots language' site uses the famous cartoon character to get six-to 11-year-olds thinking about and using Scots words.
Several schools across Scotland worked with the Library to develop and test the learning activities, which include quizzes, a 'comic maker' and a word search.
Some pupils have recorded Scots words so that anyone unfamiliar with them can hear how they are pronounced.
Developed in partnership with Oor Wullie publisher DC Thomson, the educational initiative has the support of a number of organisations, including the Scots Language Centre and the Scottish Language Dictionaries.
It was launched at the Library by the Minister for Scotland's Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan, who said: 'This site brings together a huge amount of expertise and the activities allow pupils to express themselves in a fun way that shows how popular Scots is across the country.'
Read more in the Oor Wullie media release.
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8 October 2014