Grammar Broonie

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 23.11.59‘In Scottish folk tradition, broonies are supernatural helpers around the house. The Grammar Broonie … is designed to be an equally useful helper in the classroom.’ (TES review)

Grammar Broonie is a guide to modern Scots grammar for use in schools. The text grew out of an added feature on the Electronic Scots School Dictionary which I edited for the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The first edition of the Broonie, with illustrations by Barbara Robertson, was published in 1999, and a second edition (with a new section of classroom exercises by Matthew Fitt), was published by Polygon the following year. This second edition is still available as a print-on-demand title from EUP.

I will soon be uploading my own text from the first edition of the Broonie. In the meantime, I am including here some material from another feature of the Electronic Scots School Dictionary: vocabulary sheets based around a fictional town called Scotstoun.

Download Scotstoun worksheets.