Insular Scots

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Insular Scots comprises varieties of Lowland Scots generally subdivided into:

Both dialects share much Norn vocabulary, Shetlandic more so, than does any other Scots dialect, perhaps because they both were under strong Scandinavian influence in their recent past.[1]

It should not be confused with the vernacular of the Islands of the Clyde.


  1. ^ McColl Millar. 2007. Northern and Insular Scots. Edinburgh: University Press Ltd. p.5