|(Braid) Scots, Lallans|
In the 2011 census, respondents indicated that 1.54 million (30%) are able to speak Scots.
Official language in
Scots is the
As there are no universally accepted
Native speakers sometimes refer to their
Scots is a contraction of Scottis, the
By the beginning of the fifteenth century, the English language used in Scotland had arguably become a distinct language, albeit one lacking a name which clearly distinguished it from all the other English variants and dialects spoken in Britain. From 1495 the term Scottis was increasingly used to refer to the Lowland vernacular and Erse, meaning Irish, as a name for Gaelic. For example, towards the end of the fifteenth century,