The freshly renamed Dictionaries of the Scots Language is Scotland’s independent lexicographical body for the Scots language. We are responsible for the major dictionaries of the Scots language.
“We [Scottish Language Dictionaries] have formally changed our name to Dictionaries of the Scots Language! A long overdue change, our new name has been chosen to more accurately reflect the work that we do. Our organisation has a long and distinguished history under a number of guises. We began as two separate organisations: A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (founded in the early 1920s) and the Scottish National Dictionary Association (founded in 1929). These joined forces in 2002 to became Scottish Language Dictionaries, a name that reflected our (then) wider linguistic interest. The establishment of Faclair na Gàidhlig in 2003 enabled our renewed focus on Scots, but the broader scope of our name has persisted until now.