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Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP is urging constituents to vote in the inaugural Scots Language Awards, and has congratulated a teacher at Perth High School on being nominated.

She said:

“Congratulations to Matthew Mackie, a teacher at Perth High School, and to Tippermuir Books for receiving a nomination in the ‘Scots Bairns’ Book of the Year’ category.

“The Tale of the Wee Mowdie – or to give it its full and wondrous title, The Tale of the Wee Mowdie That Wanted Tae Ken Wha Keeched On His Heed! – has already been well received by readers, whether that be children, adults, Scots speakers or not.

“It would be great to see the Wee Moudie crowned with the laurel leaves of success rather than the, shall we say, headgear, he has to wear for the book!

“Congratulations and best wishes also to St John’s Academy in Perth, who have been nominated in ‘Scots School o the Year’.  Well done to all the pupils and teachers there who have been promoting the use and understanding of the Scots language.

“There is also a constituency connection to Ishbel McFarlane, nominated for ‘Scots Speaker o the Year’. Ishbel lives in Glasgow now but describes herself as ‘a scriever an theatre makar frae Kinross-shire’.

“All the very best to all those nominated in a wide range of categories in these first Scots Language Awards.  The Scots language is an important facet of our history, our culture, but also of our everyday lives.  It is too often overlooked and deserves its place in the spotlight.

“Voting is open now and I hope that many folk locally will feel motivated to get online and vote.”

Roseanna Cunningham MSP, 63 Glasgow Road, Perth PH2 0PE  •  01738 620540   •   Website designed & hosted by Craig Mackay Design