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    (Original post by katierattray)
    The Higher you get in scotland the better Some sights are just breathtaking.
    Do you mean higher in more North or higher in altitude?
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    (Original post by xps.systems)
    Is this dialect specifically restricted to the 'Lowlands'?

    What kind of words are involved in the dialect - I'm guessing that Scots is just basically English but with words/phrases like 'wee' (means 'little') thrown in. Is the phrase 'Och aye the noo, wee laddie' of 'Scots' lineage or not?

    Are there other specific dialects spoken in the Highlands? Are people north of the Antonine Wall/Firth of Clyde & Firth of Forth taught Gaelic in Schools?

    Would most of those people be bilingual?

    Do people from different cities have recognizably different accents - so could you tell say, an Invernessie from an Ullapudlian?

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    No there is different dialects all over the country, I live in the north-east and it's more doric up here but near the coast it seems to get more stronger with some 'fisher's tounge'.

    I'm not that could at recongnising regional accents but my mum can, ie. an Aberdonian from an Invernessie :p:

    Gaelic is again taught only in a small amount of schools, none near me but it's offered in the colleges, shame such an interesting bit a scottish culture.
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    (Original post by Henry JW)
    with the notable exception of Dundee :top:
    :O!!!
 
 
 
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