O is for Hoolet
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Language is personal. Nothing gets closer to our hearts. Who owns it? Who governs it? And why? In this one-woman show about the Scots language, Ishbel McFarlane presents collected stories, memories, characters and attitudes to challenge our expectations and prejudices about language. By interrogating the history of Scots, and the ways in which it is subdued, the audience is invited to question the way forward for minority languages. Winner of The Arches Platform 18 Award. A passionate call to arms for the preservation of minority languages' **** (Times). An engaging, heart-warming piece **** (List).