Scots Language Society want Scots and Gaelic languages taught in schools

11th December 1998 at 00:00
David Purves, of the Scots Language Society, demanded an end to the "psychological damage" to 4 and 5-year-olds told to drop their native tongue.

"Before 1603 everyone spoke Scots or Gaelic. Now we have a Scottish version of English," he said. He added that Scots should be taught in schools as a separate linguistic system close to English.

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