Our Publications

Scottish Language Dictionaries publishes a range of dictionaries, from the 22 volumes that make up the content of the Dictionary of the Scots Language, via the classic single-volume Concise Scots Dictionary, right down to the handy Pocket Scots Dictionary. They cover Scots-English and English-Scots entries.
There is a Scots dictionary for everyone – browse our list and follow the links to read more about each one.

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Dictionary of the Scots Language

Our most comprehensive resource, the online Dictionary of the Scots Language brings together the two great multi-volume dictionaries of Scots.

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Scottish National Dictionary

Now available online as part of the Dictionary of the Scots Language, the Scottish National Dictionary comprises ten large volumes and covers the Scots language from 1700 onwards.

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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue

Covering the language of Scotland up to the year 1700, A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue comprises 12 large volumes and is now available online as part of the Dictionary of the Scots Language.

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Concise Scots Dictionary

The classic single-volume Scots dictionary – second edition published 2017.

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Essential Scots Dictionary

A useful compact dictionary for learners, featuring both Scots-English and English-Scots entries.

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Concise English-Scots Dictionary

For looking up English words to find the the Scots translation. Includes many examples.

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Pocket Scots Dictionary

A handy, compact dictionary.

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Dictionary of Scottish Building

This fascinating book lists many words used in the Scottish Building trade past and present.

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Scots Thesaurus

For looking up or browsing Scots words by subject, with definitions in English.

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Scots Dictionary for Schools app

An easy-to-use app based on the Essential Scots Dictionary.

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Scots Predictive Keyboard

SLD teamed up with Swiftkey, to produce a Scots predictive keyboard for Android and iPhones.

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The works of J K Annand

SLD holds the copyright of the works of J K Annand.
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Other publications

See our other publications in or about Scots here.