The AyeCan web site built by the Scots Language Centre to provide people with information about the Scots language questions in the census has received over 55,000 unique visits since it was launched two weeks ago. The audio clips on the site which are designed to help people work out if they are Scots speakers have been played more than 200,000 times.
Speaking after these figures were revealed, Michael Hance, Director of the Scots Language Centre, said, “The site has been a big success. Most people haven’t even received their census forms and already tens of thousands have visited the site. What this tells you is that there is a real demand for information about Scots and that people are thinking seriously about the Scots language questions in the census.”
The Scots Language Centre has been co-ordinating a major effort to circulate information about the census on social networking sites like facebook and twitter.