Scots Dictionary for Schools 4+

Dictionaries of the Scots Language

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • Free



Free, fully updated Scots Dictionary for Schools with 9,500 words and 600 audio guides. Improved, user-friendly design and search function. New random-word generator.

Want to know the meaning of 'gallus', 'sonsie' or 'swither'? How to say 'capercailzie', 'dreich' or 'stour'? Look no further! With a new user-friendly design and improved functionality, this new release makes it even easier to find the Scots word you’re looking for.

The Scots Dictionary for Schools is a free and friendly dictionary for use in the classroom or at home. Compiled by Dictionaries of the Scots Language SCIO, the nation’s authority on Scots, the Scots Dictionary for Schools provides meanings in English for around 9,500 Scots words and phrases. It also includes audio guides for around 600 words so you can hear their pronunciation as well.

New to this update is a random word generator to help you discover new words you might find interesting or useful.

The favourites feature lets you build up a bank of words to read or practice at your leisure.

A helpful map explains regional labels used to identify words, spellings and meanings used only or mainly in certain parts of Scotland.

The Scots Dictionary for Schools is an ideal reference app for:

• Everyone aged 8 to 18 who speaks, reads, or writes Scots – or would like to do so
• Everyone studying Scots as a modern language
• Everyone studying for an SQA Award in Scots Language
• Everyone teaching Scots at primary or secondary level

What’s New

Version 2.1

Scots Dictionary for Schools is published by Dictionaries of the Scots Language SCIO, the nation’s authority on Scots. This is a fully updated release with improved search functionality, entry design and a new random-word generator.

Ratings and Reviews

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2 Ratings

Zæphyr ,

Useful and easy to use

Large type, easy to use on a phone
Many words have spoken examples
Has regional variations
Promotes Scots

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