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Essential Scots Dictionary

Scots/English – English/Scots

Scottish Language Dictionaries

Paperback (Print on demand)

This two-way dictionary (Scots-English/English-Scots) provides:

  • Modern Scots, with some literary words likely to be met in stories or poems
  • Notes on how to get the most out of your dictionary
  • Grammar notes and verb lists
  • Spelling guidance
  • Help with pronunciation
  • A brief history of the Scots language

It can also be used for encouraging the use of Scots in schools and to provide support in the classroom. A useful compact reference book for anyone requiring information on Scots.

About the Author

Scottish Language Dictionaries is the nation's resource for the Scots language. They research, document and analyse the Scots language using historical texts and current usage and from this compile and maintain authoritative dictionaries of Scots, including the great historical dictionaries, A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the Scottish National Dictionary, the scholarly single volume Concise Scots Dictionary and the handy Essential Scots Dictionary. You can find out more about Scottish Language Dictionaries on their website:


This new reference book is valuable in its attempt to convey the real viability of Scots vocabulary in many different registers… The ideal reader of the ESD is thus anyone with a genuine interest in the liveliness of languages. Young learners will no doubt be helped by the accessibility of presentation.
- Scots Language, volume 25

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