Scots Inglis (Inglis: Scots English, Scots Gaelic: Beurla Albais) refers tae the varieties o Breetish Inglis spak in Scotland. They're forms o Inglis leid.[1]

The main, formal variety is cried Scots Staundart Inglis[2][3] or Staundart Scots Inglis.[4][5] The register for ordinar uised in formal, non-feection writin follaes Staundart Inglis in spellin an grammar. Houaniver, Scots Inglis daes hae some distinctive vocabulary, particular pertainin tae Scots institutions sic as the Kirk, local govrenment an the eddication an legal seestems.


  1. McArthur, Thomas Burns; McArthur, Tom; McArthur, Roshan (2005). Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language (in Inglis). Oxford University Press. p. 162. ISBN 978-0-19-280637-6.
  2. "The SCOTS Corpus contains documents in Scottish Standard English, documents in different varieties of Scots, and documents which may be described as lying somewhere between Scots and Scottish Standard English.", Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech
  3. "... Scottish Standard English, the standard form of the English language spoken in Scotland", Ordnance Survey
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  5. Awtho there is a wheen o debate aboot the uissfuness o the wird staundart here, maist academics[wha?] gree on the uiss o the abbreviation SSE for tae distinguish the variety frae the geographically Inglis Staundart Inglis, that is for ordinar abbreviated tae SE.