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Revised Concise Scots Dictionary Published

A revised version of Concise Scots Dictionary has been published. Long regarded as the go-to reference work for readers, speakers and learners of Scots, the Concise Scots Dictionary is the single most authoritative volume on the history, pronunciation and geographical distribution of Scots words.




This second edition (2017) has been revised and updated to reflect modern Scots usage but provides coverage of older Scots as well. Its 912 pages contain over 1,100 new words and usages, thousands of idioms, phrases and proverbs, and improved coverage of Orkney and Shetland Scots.


The dictionary is available now from Edinburgh University Press, Blackwells, Waterstones, and other good book shops. You can currently buy it at the temporary discounted price of £20.99 (instead of £29.99) from Edinburgh University Press using the discount code New30.

Remember that learners can download the ‘Scots Dictionary for School’ app from ‘iTunes’ or ‘Google Play’ for free.