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Making the next parliament a Scots language parliament! #ScotsPledge

Makin the neist pairlament a Scots leid pairlament! #ScotsPledge

Oor Vyce asked candidates for the election to the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2021 to endorse a set of three principles in support of Scots if they are elected as an MSP.

Oor Vyce speirt candidates fir the election tae the Scots Pairlament oan 6 Mey 2021 tae endorse a set o three principles in support o Scots gin thay ar electit as a MSP.

The 2021 #ScotsPledge

If elected, I pledge to:

Gin electit, Ah pledge tae:

• Recognise Scots and all its varieties (such as Doric, Shetland, Orcadian etc) as a legitimate living language and consider the needs of its speakers.

• Recognise Scots an aa its varieties (sic as Doric, Shaetlan, Orcadian etc) as a legitimate leivin leid an tak tent o the needs o its spikkers.

• Raise the language’s profile in my constituency, the chamber, my parliamentary office and beyond.

• Heize up the profile o Scots in ma constituency, the chaummer, ma pairlamentary office an ayont.

• Support, in principle, the idea of legislative action to protect, empower and promote Scots.

• Gie ma support, in principle, tae the idea o legislative action fir tae proteck, empooer an promuive Scots.

Oor Vyce's #ScotsPledge

Click here to see which MSP candidates have supported Oor Vyce's #ScotsPledge

Click here tae see whit MSP candidates hae supportit Oor Vyce's #ScotsPledge

Why the next parliament must be a Scots language parliament

Why the neist pairlament maun be a Scots leid pairlament

Promoting Scots isn’t a niche issue – it has a positive knock-on effect on other sectors and portfolios:

It is a cross-party policy that unites parties and voters of different political stripes:

Yet despite all this, the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages Fifth Report of the Committee of Experts (2020) reported that: