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Scots Language Site with Audio

Scots Language Centre is an up and coming site with the different regional languages of Scotland today. At the moment the North-East, where Doric is spoken, is up, as well as the Central West. There are nice audio links and if you tire of reading in Scots, you can toggle over to English. Learn More...

Scottish National Dictionary

Scottish National Dictionary

The Dictionary of the Scots Language  (DSL) comprises electronic editions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language: the 12-volume Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the 10-volume Scottish National Dictionary (SND). DOST contains information about Scots words in use from the twelfth to the end of the seventeenth centuries (Older Scots); and SND contains information about Scots words in use from 1700 to the 1970s (modern Scots). Together these 22 volumes provide a comprehensive history of Scots, and a New Supplement now (2005) brings the record of the language up to date. These are therefore essential research tools for anyone interested in the history of either Scots or English language, and for historical or literary scholars whose sources are written in Scots or may contain Scots usages.