(Image shows cover page of the book, displaying the title of the book ‘You say potato’ and the names of the authors: Ben Crystal & David Crystal. Photo credit: Pan Macmillan) Everyone has an accent, though many of us think we don’t. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people […]
J.R.R Tolkien: the making of a legend
(Photo credit: Lion Hudson) (Above image shows a photograph of J.R.R. Tolkien) Long before the massively successful The Lord of the Rings films, J.R.R Tolkien’s creations and characters had captured the imagination of millions of readers. Today, it is difficult to imagine a world without Tolkien’s stories of Middle-earth, elves, wizards and hobbits. But who […]
Census 2011 – Aye Can!
There’s a bit o a smirr on the windae and ahm sittin on my bahookie in the National Library of Scotland in Auld Reekie – wid ye like a bit o a blether on the wab?