89,200 in United Kingdom (2011 census). 55,800 in Scotland, 33,400 in Northern Ireland. L2 users: 1,500,000 in United Kingdom. Total users in all countries: 1,599,200 (as L1: 99,200; as L2: 1,500,000).
Northern Ireland: Ulster dialect; Scotland from Shetland and Orkney islands to the counties of Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, south and central Scotland dialect: Lallans; northeast Scotland dialect: Doric.
SVO; prepositions; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals before noun heads; relatives without noun heads; question word initial; 2 prefixes, 1 suffix; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, indirect objects, given and new information, topic and comment; affixes indicate genitive case of noun phrase; passives; comparatives; CVC; nontonal.
Home, community. All ages. Also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn].