Since 2020 Thomas, along with close friend Elly Darrah, has been working on Speaking Scottish, a free online resource to help English as an Additonal Language (EAL) learners understand Scottish English, Scots and other varieties of language found in Scotland.

Both Thomas and Elly felt the pressing need for a site such as this, having both been asked by EAL friends and aacquaintances if any such resource existed. Being unable to recommend anything which would seem to suit these needs, Elly and Thomas decided instead to create it themselves!

After much work behind the scenes, Speaking Scottish was launched in March 2021, and has been active ever since. To visit the site, and see what’s going on, click here. Alternatively, if you’d like to get involved with the project, check here to see what’s needed.