Aye Can - Speak Scots Language

Speak Scots

Scottish Census 2011 - 27th March

Can you speak Scots?

Listening to people on this site speaking Scots can help you decide whether or not you are a Scots speaker.

The speakers come from different parts of the country and speak in different ways.

These different ways of speaking are called dialects. Not every way of speaking Scots is represented here so don’t worry if you can’t find an exact match.

Take a moment to click on the map and listen to people speaking different forms of Scots.

Can you understand Scots?

As part of the Scottish Census you will be asked if you can understand Scots. Listen to the Scots speakers on the map and if you can understand the language used you should answer yes.

You don't need to be able to understand everything that is being said by all the speakers but you should be able to understand most of them


Click on the map to
listen to Scots voices
from around the country