Hiymooth pupils aim for Scots awards

Dae yeh ken yer bahookie frae yer oxters? S4 pupils at Eyemouth High School do. The group, along with their English teacher, Rosemary Daley is one of only a few in Scotland working on the new SQA Scots Language award.

As part of Book Week Scotland, Librarian Anne Renstead invited Scots writer Matthew Fitt to visit the school to work with the pupils. Matthew said, “I was delighted to visit Hiymooth and after meeting staff and pupils I now know more Berwickshire variations of words I had never come across.

Matthew, who has taught Scots in more than 200 schools, added:“Mrs Daley is a true ambassador of the Scots language and I was very impressed with the work of her pupils so far.”

The event was funded by the Parent Council and Eyemouth Town and Community Council. Councillors Neil McMurdo and Fiona Glover said: “All our members were very enthusiastic about this idea and it was a privilege to meet Matthew and see him engage with the pupils.”