About the Project

Speak for Yersel (2021-22) is a digital resource which uses user input to map the different varieties of Scots spoken across Scotland and people’s attitudes towards these different varieties. The resource also includes a number of activities to explore further the linguistics of Scotland that Speak for Yersel reveals.

Project team

Principal Investigator: Professor Jennifer Smith (University of Glasgow) [website]
Researcher: Mary Robinson (New York University) [website]
Systems Developer: Brian Aitken (University of Glasgow) [website]
Scots Language Coordinator, Education Scotland: Bruce Eunson [website]


Speak for Yersel is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The AHRC funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects, including history, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, languages, design, heritage, area studies, the creative and performing arts. Speak for Yersel arises from research conducted for The Scots Syntax Atlas, with the focus in the current project on impact and engagement.

How to cite

Smith, Jennifer; Aitken, Brian; Eunson, Bruce and Robinson, Mary. (2022) Speak for Yersel. University of Glasgow. https://speakforyersel.ac.uk


If you have any questions about the research, please contact info@speakforyersel.ac.uk.


Please read the Speak for Yersel privacy notice for more information

Map of Scotland with speech bubbles on it