Public Attitudes Towards the Scots Language

DescriptionThis latest study is intended to provide a broad overview of perceptions of the Scots language and attitudes towards it, and to measure behaviours and expectations of its use in Scotland today.
ISBN978 07559 77949
Official Print Publication DateJanuary 2010
Website Publication DateJanuary 14, 2010

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

2 METHOD AND SAMPLE

3 MAIN FINDINGS
Usage of Scots today
Reasons for speaking/not speaking Scots
Perceptions of Scots as a language
Importance of Scots nowadays
Reasons for Scots being important/not important.
Perceptions of Scots generally
Expectations of the use of Scots today
Scots in Education
Reasons for encouraging/not encouraging children to speak Scots

4 CONCLUSIONS

5 APPENDIX 1: QUESTIONNAIRE

6 APPENDIX 2: TECHNICAL APPENDIX

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.