Janey Godley records video message of support for Scots language campaigners abused on social media

Award-winning comic and actress Janey Godley has recorded a video message urging her followers to support young two Scots language campaigners she says are being "hounded" by social media trolls.

Janey Godley has come to the defence of Scots language campaigners Iona Fyfe and Len Pennie. Picture: Robert Pereia Hind
Janey Godley has come to the defence of Scots language campaigners Iona Fyfe and Len Pennie. Picture: Robert Pereia Hind

Godley, who was honoured herself at the Scots Language Awards last year, suggested Aberdeenshire singer Iona Fyfe and Fife poet Len Pennie were being deliberately targeted because they were women, adding: "They must really frighten them."

In a tweet posted with the video, Godley suggested there were political motives behind the attacks, adding: “Unionist men will not shut Scottish women down for doing poetry in the Scots language.”

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