Gallon (Scots)

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The Scots gallon was a Scottish unit of measurement of liquids that was in use from at least 1661 (possibly 15th century) until the mid 19th century. It was approximately three times larger than the Imperial gallon that was adopted in 1824.

  • A gallon is made up of eight Jougs or Scots pints.
  • A gallon is made up of sixteen chopins.[1]
  • A Scots gallon is equivalent to 13.568 litres


  1. ^ Kay, Christian; Mackay, Margaret A. Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue: A Celebration of DOST. Edinburgh University Press. p. 150. 

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