The Scots language is a world of wonderful, historic and evocative words, full of a rich variety that can fit any occasion. And where better to find this use of Scots than in the land itself. In Scottish Place Names Maggie Scott of Scottish Language Dictionaries takes you around the country from Dumfries to Shetland to explain the meanings of the place names that make up today’s Scotland. Through a trip to Scotland’s towns and cities, up and down the hills and mountains, along the rivers and lochs, through the forests and glens, all the way around the Scottish coast and back to the names of the streets where we live today, Scottish Place Names is a fascinating, entertaining and informative guide to Scots language and to Scotland.
About the Author
Dr Maggie Scott is a Senior Editor for Scottish Language Dictionaries and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of the 'Scots Word of the Week' column in The Herald and is editor of the journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland.