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The Scots leid developed fae Auld Inglis, whilk is a Germanic leid. It haes been influenced ower the centuries by a nummer of leids sic as Gaelic, Auld Scandinavian, French and Latin. It micht be cried Scotch, Lallans, or Doric, an local dialects include Shetland, Buchan, Dundonian and Glaswegian.

Auld Inglis cam tae Scotland in the seivinth century.  It wis durin the Wars o Independence in the 13th and 14th centuries that Scots and English began tae divairge and in the hinneren Scots becam a separate leid.   Altho no a perqueer sinnerin, Scots wis generally spoken in the Lallans wi Gaelic bein the dominant leid o the Hielans.

Efter the Act of Union in 1707, the yiss o Inglis wis upsteerit and it became the magerfu leid, yaised in scrievin an by the walthier clesses in society.  Houanivver, vairsions o Scots wis aye in common yiss parteecularly in the Lallans.