In this week’s edition of the Dugcast fae the Dughoose I’m joined via Skype by the writer and broadcaster Billy Kay, who most recently wrote and presented the fantastic three part documentary on BBC Radio Scotland about the Declaration of Arbroath. We chat about the 700th anniversary of the Declaration, about the role of Scots culture, language, and history in the independence movement, about efforts to ensure that there’s better representation of Scots language in the broadcast media, about the infamous Cringe, and much more besides.
There were a few sound issues with Skype in this interview, Billy’s sound was cutting out for short periods but I hope it doesn’t spoil your listening too much.
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