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Why does this word appear as 'Scots; when it has been widely used up and down the North Sea coast from Inverness (certainly Scots) down to Yorkshire and East Anglia (certainly English), for centuries? Surely this is an English (or a word used throughout Scotland and England)? May I propose a change?Geordielad 19:45, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

I agree, so I've changed it. "Scots" is a much more recent language. I suppose the word is old northern English (Northumbrian), from which Scots (Lallands) is derived. Dbfirs 16:52, 9 June 2016 (UTC)