Tell us your favourite Scots word

Book Week Scotland 2019 centres on the theme of conversation, and Scottish Book Trust is searching for iconic Scots words. These can be words used every day; words with fond memories; or new Scots words encountered for the very first time.

Scots is a beautiful language, full of words that express all kinds of emotions and actions. Join the conversation: submit your favourite word below, and see what others are suggesting by following Book Week Scotland on Twitter(this will open in a new window).

All Scots words are welcome, from Doric to Dundonian! Please submit the word, the region it originates from (if any) and the meaning of the word.

Scottish Book Trust is working in partnership with Gaelic Book Council, who will launch their own search for iconic Gaelic words soon via their social media channels.

Submissions are now closed.