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Shetland and Aberdeenshire have most Scots speakers

26th September 2013


The local authority areas with the highest proportions of Scots speakers were Aberdeenshire and Shetland Islands (49 per cent each), Moray (45 per cent) and Orkney Islands (41 per cent). The lowest proportions reported were in Eilean Siar (7 per cent), City of Edinburgh (21 per cent), Highland and Argyll & Bute (22 per cent each).

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