Interested in learning Scots?
Then we have good news for you!
Before we continue with the good news, let’s first learn a bit more about what Scots is,
where it’s spoken and how it’s different from English.
What is Scots?
Scots is one of three native languages spoken in Scotland. The other two are English and Scottish Gaelic.
Despite the fact that Scots is closely related to English, speaking Scots is not the same as speaking English with a Scottish accent. Speaking in Scots means using many words, sayings, turns of phrase, meanings, and grammar, found only in Scots.
Where do they speak Scots?
Scots is spoken in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, and Edinburgh as well as in the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, central Scotland, Fife, the Lothians, Tayside, Caithness, the North East and Orkney and Shetland.
Are you planning to visit Scotland, or maybe even move there? Or maybe you’re just curious and want to learn more about the language? Learning some basic Scots can be highly rewarding.