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airts Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words74.8 91.4 66 18.6 0 33.9 78.3
Number of occurrences13392 25 1 0 3 12
Number of authors47 33 5 1 3 6

Occurrences of airts in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
ht that wis the winds, fae aa airts, makkin me swey on my feet. I on page 78

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
eat believer in uisein aw the airts tae stimulate debate an get f on page 50
offices an joabs tae various airts o Europe, includin Ireland. A on page 56
intees tae the upper strata o airts jobs in Scotland dinnae ken o on page 75
n wi aw the big ticket fundit airts organisations in Scotland. Sh on page 76
onnaires ~ an they cam fra aw airts (some o the troops on the sho on page 97
Also on pages 99, 100, 108, 126
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Niven, Liz Lallans 59 - Painting the Forth Bridge: A Search for Scottish Identity, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
ocale as weel as the kintra's airts, architecture, leids, industr on page 84

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Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
wey and the ither tae aw the airts. on page 72

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
aa roond, fowk cam rinnin aa airts. on page 127

1 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
still we'v genius and aw the airts on page 101
me tae the waddin frae aw the airts at aw, on page 137

2 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
In ither airts lie wealth and power, on page 32

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Allan, Alasdair Scots Language Policy, (Scots Parliament 2015) Lallans, government
ae be refleckit in education, airts, media an mair. on page 2
tion, media, publishin an the airts; on page 4

2 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
Sub-heidings an sheeds airts the reader throu the text, ta on page 10
llans' - the Scots Journal o Airts an Letters. Ilka ootgie o Lal on page 54
s an saws belangin parteeclar airts wis throu Lillian Beckwith's on page 61

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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
0,000 grant frae the Scottish Airts Cooncil. The Cooncil haes con
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
p the yuiss o spoken Scots in airts whaur English haes hauden owe
, minin, architecture, an the airts as weel of coorse as tae his
2 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
cots comes throu the Scottish Airts Cooncil. There a problem ere
Airts siller.
stellt by the Scottish Airts Cooncil has been convened tae
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
ngs is different in different airts, (eg "microscope" can be soon
oondit different in different airts), an it's likely better no ta
oondit different in different airts nouadays, a single spellin ca
pronoonce it, while in ither airts a body micht soond it "mait",
writin aesy for folk in ither airts tae read is like a bonus.
6 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
is weel-presairved in kintra airts is a international phenomenon
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
wis baith wi regaird tae the airts they cam frae an the interest
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS nummer 109, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
THE Scottish Airts Cooncil haes set up a Leid Fo
the 18th C. Gin some (no aw) airts o middle cless is mair likely
2 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
t isna weill regairdit i thon airts.
airts. Oneste ceitezans red buiks a
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
informal an intae the formal airts, it's best chance maun come f
informal an intae the formal airts the same wey it wis forced oo
2 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ts tae bring wirds fae sindry airts an times thegither intae a pi
1 matches

Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
naptious bletherskites fae aa airts o the poleetical continuum th
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
d - media, education, an the airts.
1 matches

Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
landers tae gie wysins in the airts til his court. We ken, tae, t
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
mmon Scots fae mony different airts. He did this wi the at-best s
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
Archeology in airts sic as Rhynie gie us insichts
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
mbra’s kirkyairds, an ither airts besides.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Trains approachin?, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
Ane o the warst effectit airts is the Buchan. The Broch. Pet
1 matches

Harper, Emma Promoting the Scots Leid, (The Scottish Parliament 2021) Lallans - Stranraer, government
Scotland's public an private airts, baith in spaken an screivit
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
ordered, “Sweem tae aw the airts an bring me back ainly the ra
in things tae sell fae aw the airts. But ae day something happene
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
comin frae minority language airts winna juist be mair hertily c
mair nor 300 fowk frae aw the airts, forgaithert at the Upper Gre
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
an rivalries, Nancy Rice, an airts correspondent is ettlin tae r
, Buckie, Fife an the Central airts. The ootcome is a set o pairs
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
h huv yaised wirds frae ither airts fur the braidest chairm, atho
1 matches

Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
ovey fellae wisnae frae minin airts. Itherwyce he’d kent tae ke
1 matches

Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
n the month o Januar: in some airts a dance o northern lichts, bu
1 matches

McLachlan, Jack Glessheids maun wale guid neebors tae thole the dreich Scottish climate, (University of Maine 2019) Lallans - Ceres, prose
colour o glessheid in caulder airts, an ettled tae speir mair int
In snell, caulder airts that war recently settelt, th
. The ability tae tak tae new airts wis gien tae the glessheids t
3 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
s blamet, accused o the black airts, maybe kilt. An if she leeves
an spreid oot, tak different airts. We’ll gang on the road as
2 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
n letter screivars fae aw the airts wrate hunners o thoosands (ai
1 matches

Donati, Colin Universal Declaration o Human Richts, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Lallans, government
airts and tae share in the advancem
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit The Embra Greement, (Scots Language Centre 2012) Lallans, government
referendums held in ony airts o the UK. In settin sic leemi
1 matches

Young, Clive Creative Scotland an the sowl o Scots, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
ae be refleckit in education, airts, media an mair”. Pairt o th
Creative Scotland uphauds the airts an creative industries in Sco
2 matches

McClurg, Fernando The Great Divide, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
s i Glesca an ither Aye-votin airts, an the Unionist vote is skai
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 100, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
warkin in eddication an ither airts.
ion, government, the creative airts, media an tourism, that hae a
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
t metters thit Scotland's ain airts an lieds git thir place it an
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
tae hae buik-signins in ither airts forbye, the likes o Aiberdeen
1 matches

@iainnicol tweeted
y Whit airt are we wissin the airts tae gang in?(2020) search twitter

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted
alder, "man o parts and man o airts", and arts in Scotland. https(2018) search twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
Ane o the airts I haud tae at present is the (2020) search twitter
ievwright @eddireader O a the airts the wind can blaw, I dearly l(2020) search twitter
cal terms, conceits, ploys an airts I Scots. Sustainable Housing,(2020) search twitter
, patently arena the ploys an airts thay hae, forbye ither mair d(2020) search twitter
Inglis fowk frae he has risk airts encroachin in oor paints!(2020) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
but it’s dinnae ken in maist airts.(2020) search twitter

@StuartPoet tweeted
w'. So many from all over our airts. Time too that folk knew abou(2020) search twitter
es masel Steve. Wir scrievin, airts an kintrawide yuiss o the lei(2020) search twitter
e Scots ilkaday athott aa the airts an we're in a richt poseetion(2020) search twitter
kaday athort Scotia in aa the airts. An we thole thaim whae dinna(2020) search twitter
thanks. Noo awa an enjoy thir airts whaur it's no blawin a hoolie (2020) twitter link
and 2 other occurrences.


Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
ive attractions - the City o Airts an Sciences (City of Arts and on page 3
n the exotic plants fae ither airts. on page 16
bles as a permanent performin airts venue. on page 18

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Elphinstone Institute Aiberdeenshire Cooncil – Scots Leid Guidelines, (Aberdeenshire Council 2017) Doric, government
oric in aa 3–18 educational airts.
lue o experiencin Doric in aa airts o Scottish life, specifically
2 matches

Uri, Antonia North East filmmakker feart for the futur o Doric, (Doric Future 2019) Doric, blog
le fowk fae Cruden Bay an the airts roon aboot.
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
shall spreid afar tae aa the airts, an in ye an yer heirs shall
an nobles frae aa the warld's airts.
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
el-lairnt in the auld makars' airts o music, storytellin an daunc
giein him a job fur life, wi airts that siller cudna buy. Bit th
een's 'varsity tae study Fine Airts an Scottis scrievins – an c
an music frae aa the warld's airts wauchtit ower the twa. The ca
greyin rotten, tae the fower airts. The table wis coveret wi aip
8 matches

Uri, Antonia Fit tae dae aboot obesity?, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
ack belt, trainin in mairtial airts fower times a week, tae nou,
1 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
versed in the dialects o the airts o Scotland, they thocht at th
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
her knowledge o ‘The Blaick Airts’ an how tae look intae the
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
been weel versed in the Black Airts and hid shown Mary some maled
ng that knowledge o the Black Airts, until this very day fin the
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
wide on it tae aa the airts. Bit the day wore roon that D
kirl o the pipes. Frae aa the airts fowk cam tae the clachan, ric
2 matches

Uri, Antonia Will virus crisis mean a fresh stairt for Scots produce?, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
r than anes tane in fae ither airts o the United Kingdom, or the
1 matches


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
tor, erse exposed tae aal the airts. on page 47

1 matches


Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Tae aa the airts, their haunds movin gentlie on page 65

1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
oot eets airms an legs in aw airts, "jist lik a star-fish," thoc on page 60

1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
Frae whas houss airts the soun
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Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Frae aa airts on page 51
Tae aa airts on page 52

2 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
up in the Ulster Scots taakin airts. on page vi

1 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Or tha dairk airts o tha deid. on page 15
for tae keek at ither airts, on page 59
for tae keek at ither airts, on page 60

3 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
oot. An fowk wull cum frae aa airts an tak thair place ïn tha K on page 94
Jesus airts hïs follaers on page 112

2 matches

Dornan, Stephen Ding Doon tha Mairch Dikes, (Modern Poetry Translation 2019) Ulster - Comber, poetry
for tae keek at ither airts,
for tae keek at ither airts,
2 matches

Fenton, James The Lade, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
, we shane mestered the heech airts o gainnlin, dullin an baggin.
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
n nae hoose but yer ain these airts”.
1 matches

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