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Post by BellonaTimes » September 18th, 2014, 6:20 pm

Regardless of the vote, some suggestions:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15955
A Short History of Scotland by Andrew Lang

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25952
The Celtic Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1875 by Various

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17071
Folk-Lore and Legends - Scotland by Anonymous

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1795
Macbeth by William Shakespeare

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6086
The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18500
The Complete Works of Robert Burns

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26150
The Proverbs of Scotland by Alexander Hislop

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44121
History of Scotland by Margaret Macarthur

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21688
Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys by Dugald Butler

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41623
The Spell of Scotland by Keith Clark

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16647
An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) and
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46106
The Scottish Parliament by Robert S. Rait

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2573
The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20918
Auld Licht Idylls by J. M. Barrie

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16125
The Judge by Rebecca West

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22515
The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI. by Charles Rogers (main index with links to each of the books)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37797
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 60, No. 373, November 1846 by Various

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4086
The Scotch Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28273
The Cruise of the Betsey by Hugh Miller

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26072
Scotch Loch Fishing by Senior
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Post by Cori » September 19th, 2014, 12:37 pm

And don't forget Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson! http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2693 I'd dearly love to listen to someone reading this -- I loved the book as a kid -- but couldn't record it myself. It really needs doing properly.
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Post by RuthieG » September 19th, 2014, 4:38 pm

Sadly, we have very few Scottish readers but, I suspect, plenty of Scottish listeners who would point and laugh if we English attempted some of these.

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Post by Bassaga » September 19th, 2014, 6:41 pm

I would love so much to do the proverbs one, if I thought I could ever pronounce "Ca'ing names breaks nae banes" without sounding like an idiot.
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Post by BellonaTimes » September 19th, 2014, 7:17 pm

I suppose if someone sat through performances by these actors:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scottish_actors

for a day or two, you'd eventually start picking up the lilt. Ian Bannen, Peter Capaldi, Billy Connolly, Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, etc 8-)
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Post by RuthieG » September 20th, 2014, 10:12 am

They'd point and laugh even more if I tried to sound like Sean Connery.

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