Scots language skills: 9-way classification

Mnemonic (reference code): SCOTS2PS11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A person aged three and over is classified with skills in Scots if they can do one or more of the following:

  • Understand spoken Scots
  • Speak Scots
  • Read Scots, or
  • Write Scots

Applicability: Person

Classification:

Number

Code

0

Understands spoken Scots only

1

Speaks, reads and writes Scots

2

Speaks but does not read or write Scots

3

Speaks and reads but does not write Scots

4

Reads but does not speak or write Scots

5

Writes but does not speak or read Scots

6

Reads and writes but does not speak Scots

7

Other combination of skills in Scots

8

No skills in Scots

X

No code required

Total Number of categories: 10

Not applicable category (X) comprises: Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time.

Source variables SCOTS2PS11 is derived from:

LANGSKILLS (Primary variable)

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.