TEDxInverness

Featured Video Play Icon

A wis gled fir tae get a invite tae gie a talk aboot Scots language an neuroscience in Innernis.

A gied the talk a few weeks back an wis weel chuffed thit fowk taen thi opportunity for tae stert talkin aboot their ain language an hou they uise baith Scots an Inglis […]

more ›

TEDxInverness

Michael Dempster

Michael is an Auditory Neuroscientist who gained his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Glasgow for his work exploring neural processing fundamental to language and music perception. He is also a first-language Scots speaker. He has taught modern Scots to people from outwith Scotland and to people from Scotland who want to […]

more ›

BBC – UK’s most northerly TED-inspired event for Inverness

Inverness is to host the UK’s most northerly TEDx event.

Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) conferences involve 18 minute-long talks from speakers which have included Stephen Hawking, Bono and JK Rowling.

“X” events are arranged independently, but with the blessing, of the TED programme.

University of Aberdeen graduate and maths teacher Ayliean MacDonald has […]

more ›

Scots Language in the Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights

Ma submission tae the Scottish Human Rights Commission haes been taen on bi the commission in their SNAP report.

They’v taen on the stigma thaim wi Scots face:

Addressing stigma and social attitudes
A large number of responses agreed with the reality described in ‘Getting it Right?’ of the existence of many negative and […]

more ›

A submission to the Scottish Human Rights Commission on linguistic rights

An opinion on linguistic rights for speakers of the Scots language

Dr Michael Dempster – 14th March 2013

Dr Michael Dempster, researcher in psychology and linguistics. “In our society a disproportionate number of people in socially disadvantaged groups speak Scots, widely and incorrectly known as ‘bad English.’ I […]

more ›

Introducin Scots Language – YWCA Glesga Social Gruip Efternin

A wis delichtit fir tae get invitit tae dae a full efternin o Scots wi the Glesga YWCA wimmin’s discussion gruip. The gruip is mixt wi Glesga wimmen, Polish wimmen, Indian wimmen, Egyptian wimmen, Iraqi Wimmen… There e’en a Liverpudlian wummin an aw!

We blethert aboot whit the wimmen mak o the language in Glesga […]

more ›