Scottish Literature at the University of South Carolina

Links to Other Scottish Literature Resources

General ResourcesScottish Authors
Scottish LanguagesScottish Academics

These links do not presume to be exhaustive. There are literally hundreds of web pages, gopher holes, and the like with information of interest to the student of Scottish literature. Any listing of all such resources would be too unwieldy to be useful. However, should you know of a particularly well constructed site that we have not included, please tell us so that we might consider it for the list.

General Resources


Joanna Baillie

Robert Burns

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Thomas Carlyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Robert Fergusson

Neil M. Gunn

David Hume

George MacDonald

James Leslie Mitchell
"Lewis Grassic Gibbon"

Allan Ramsay

Sir Walter Scott

Robert Louis Stevenson



  • An Commun Gaidhealach America is a volunteer-run, non-profit group dedicated to maintaining Gaelic language and culture. Its What is Gaelic? page is a particularly informative introduction to the language.
  • Am Braighe,a journal published on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, focusses on Gaelictopics on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Malcolm MacFarlane of Imperial College, London, has prepareda Gaelic-English dictionary.
  • The Gaelic Languages Group provides information on all three Goidelic languages, including Scottish Gaelic.
  • The CelticSociety of the University College of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, hasa few links to other sites.
  • Gaelic-Lis a discussion group that addresses all manner of issues pertaining toGaelic language and culture.


  • Clive Young's Scots on the Wab pages are the best source for information on Scots anywhere online--an FAQ, dictionary, pronunciation and spelling guides, and the like. The "haunbuik" is particularly useful.
  • Wir Ain Leid: An Innin tae Modren Scots [Our Own Language: An Introduction to Modern Scots] provides extensive resources on Scots grammar.
  • Lowlands-L is a discussion list about Scots language and culture.
  • The Scots Leid Quorum at the University of Aberdeen offers much information online.


  • John Graham's 1930 poem "Jakobsen" is an example of the Nordic-influenced Shetland dialect.


Scotland has a number of post-secondary institutions, from ancient universities founded in the fifteenth century to colleges of higher education established in recent years.

Medieval Universities

Modern Universities

Institutions Recently Granted University Status

Other Instutions of Higher Education

Additionally, there are several academic institutions, both in Scotland and elsewhere, that offer instruction in Scottish literature.

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