Scottish English

Scottish FlagWelcome to our Scottish English page.

This page contains a growing list of resources regarding Scottish English. These are links relating to how Scottish English has influenced English or how English is spoken in Scotland.

Please leave any suggested links in the comments section.

Our blog posts on Scottish English

Speaking Scots
Scots-English, to me, not only expresses the heart of me, but expresses more than just language, more than these letters on the page. These words, to me, they just sound right.

That’s my patter …
Glasgow instantly challenges you with fiercely abrasive consonants whilst Edinburgh charms and beguiles with the neo-Classical beauty of her modulated vowels (think Miss Jean Brodie in her prime).

Bunker and slitter
Placed in the right hands, Scots can be a very demanding and creative language …

A Glasgow wedding
What better demonstration could there be that Scottish English, like the Scottish people, draws you in and makes you welcome?

Scottish English resources

Scottish English by Wikipedia.

Notes on Scottish English vowel sounds.

List of English words of Scots origin.

Scottish slang

Listen to some Scottish slang.


How to talk with a Scottish accent.
Always use the word “wee” when describing something small or young.

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  • I grew up speaking and learning Scots and English at school and just Scottish English at home. I live where Scottish English I spoken by most people, and yes it is fairly different from traditional English. Scottish English differ’s the greatest with the sounds of words and pronunciation. Easy for me, as I grew up with the language.

    Posted by Education Tay on 27th February, 2010
  • […] series. In July the focus was American English, while predecessors include a roundup of Scottish English, and I also discovered Wikidioms, a multilingual dictionary of idioms, some […]

    Posted by Danegeld links for 26-30 July: lost in translation, hyphens, some stories – and Lego at Danegeld on 26th May, 2011
  • I would like to know if there is a website where we can write down a word and listen to its pronunciation in scottish english, as we can do for BE and AE on macmillan dictionary online.

    Thank you

    Posted by Marta on 2nd November, 2012
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