Dr Michael Dempster will soon begin a two-year residency as Scots Scriever at the National Library of Scotland.
Dr Dempster has made the Scots language a prominent feature of his academic and artistic work.
A prominent linguist, Dempster undertook a Psychology PhD at Glasgow University, researching the processing of rhythmical signals critical to language and music. He has written librettos and graphic novels in Scots, coached film industry professionals in use of the language, produced award-winning podcasts, and delivered the first ever TED talk in Scots.
A joint initiative between the National Library and Creative Scotland, the Scriever role is designed to produce original creative work in Scots and its dialects. A key objective is also to raise awareness, appreciation and use of Scots across the country.
Read more in our Scriever appointment media release.
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27 June 2018