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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.
It should not be confused with the vernacular of the Islands of the Clyde.
- ^ McColl Millar. 2007. Northern and Insular Scots. Edinburgh: University Press Ltd. p.5