Wednesday, 2 October 2013

What about the Scots language in the 2011 census?

There's an interesting post on the Bella Caledonia website by Michael Hance, Director of the Scots Language Centre, about the recent 2011 census results published in Scotland on identity, ethnicity and language (see When announced the NRS discussed the use of language in the country, including Gaelic, but apparently omitted to publicise any findings about Scotland's other language - Scots - despite there also being a question on the use of it in the home in the census.

The full post is at


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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