Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

100 key Scots words

What is this?

This resource features 100 key words in varieties of Scots from areas including Caithness, Orkney, Shetland and the North East. These are lists of Scots words, phrases and grammatical features.

The lists are particularly useful for illustrating the similarities and differences between varieties of Scots.

Who is this for?

​This resource has been designed to provide an introduction to Scots - separated into regional varieties of Scots - and to help learners at any level boost their Scots vocabulary. These lists can be used to supplement daily spelling or literacy work, or as a stimulus for writing.