Tartan tongued

14th September 2001 at 01:00
As Ken Cunningham, Hillhead High's heidie, begins to grapple with revising English and communication courses on behalf of the nation, he may like to dwell on the SNP conference in Dundee next week. For starters, try John Swinney's leader's address, published in the conference guide.

Cunningham could take his pick from English, Gaelic and the ever popular Lallans. Swinney, in his "Biddens fae the national convener", says: "Whan A wes eleckit tae lead the Pairtie last year, A said A wantit tae tak independence oot o the mooths o politeicians an pit it inti the herts of the fowk."

We look forward to the leader's speech in similar language while our spellchecker recovers from its panic attack.

Can Cunningham ignore such a massive affirmation of the importance of the native Scots tongue? You bet.

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