The Project

Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum: single volume (binding)
Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum:
single volume (binding)

Electronic resource

The project will create an online resource which will comprise at its core a series of high-quality digital scans and transcription of the original texts by the poets outlined above, with parallel literal translations into English. The contents of this website will be fully searchable by individual word, event, place and name in both English and Latin, making it an important new resource for anyone wishing to use the contents of the DPS as a historical research tool, or to study the broader context of neo-Latin culture in Scotland.


The resource will also be turned into a hard-copy collection (to be published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies) explicitly aimed at students taking Higher and undergraduate courses in Classics and Scottish Literature, with a substantial introduction to the uses of Latin in early modern Scotland.

The project will also produce a collection of essays analysing the poets and their works in greater depth, and commenting in greater detail on the uses of Latin in early modern Scotland.

Conferences and public readings

The project will hold a series of conferences and workshops on early modern Scotland's relationship with Latin and Classical culture over the next three years, and the project team will also be taking the DPS 'on tour' around Scotland for a series of public readings at universities, libraries and public events where the text will be recited in both Latin and English translation. See the 'News' section on the homepage and the Centre For Scottish and Celtic Studies Page on Facebook for information on the latest and upcoming events.