Billy Kay is a writer, broadcaster an leid activist. Born in Galston, East Ayrshire, Scotland in 1951, he studied Inglis Leeteratur at the Varsity o Edinburgh. His study on the history an current status o the Lawland Scots leid, Scots: The Mither Tongue is his maist notable wark, which wis even made intae a telly series. Kay his recordit a soond version wi 'aw the braw Scots passages' frae his wark, an so frae leeteratur in Scots, like Barbour's Brus an RL Stevenson's Thrawn Janet, MacDiarmid's screivin, Border Ballads and a Robert Burns letter, that gie this wark 'its virr an smeddum'. His project stertit in Januar 2021, efter settin up a hame studio in the Covid lockdoon, an it wis released as an audio buik int November thon year. Kay thoucht mony folks wid nae hae heard 'how the language sounds'.
Fremmit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]
- audio buik Billy Kay (2021) Scots: The Mither Tongue
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Tom Devine, Paddy Logue: Being Scottish: personal reflections on Scottish identity today, 2002,p 111
- Jonathan Hearn: Claiming Scotland: national identity and liberal culture, 2000, p 79
- Hannan, Martin (20 November 2021). "Scots author Billy Kay releases Scots: The Mither Tongu as audiobook". The National (in Inglis). Retrieved 20 November 2021.