Gaelic speakers need opportunities to use their language in a wide variety of social and everyday settings to avoid its presence being eroded.
The platform has provided a forum for the written Scots language to evolve that wasn't possible before the advent of social media.
Long a repressed language, the Scots tongue is experiencing a cultural resurgence thanks to popular drama and storytelling.
Scotland's literary culture is dominated by a male perspective. So as Burns Night approaches, it's time to give prominence to a female voice – written in both English and Scots.