Translation from English to Scottish. Built by Scots.

Aim: To be the largest, most relevant English to Scottish translator.

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Scotranslate is a user contributed community translation project.  Here's a quick run down of how it works. If you have any questions, e-mail us at

Visitors can search for translations the web, BlackBerry® PlayBook or Apple iPhone.

How English to Scottish translation works Scotranslate BlackBerry PlayBook Application

These services are both free of charge on the website. Our iPhone app carries a one off charge of 69p and BlackBerry PlayBook 99p. To use the PlayBook app, search Scotranslate on BlackBerry App World. To use the iPhone app, click here.

If a word or phrase isn't recognised by Scotranslate, it is submitted for user translation

Once a registered user clicks 'Start Translating', they will be presented with words and phrases at random, one at a time.

  • If the user sees a previous translation for this word/phrase that they agree with, they vote for it
  • Otherwise, they enter their own interpretation and press suggest

Once a word or phrase gets 5 votes, it will appear in the dictionary. If it's voted bad 5 times, it will be removed.

Users may vote only once for each word or phrase and both Suggestions and Translations count towards equally towards your total contribution.

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Users compete to be at the top of the Hall of Fame and can track previous translations

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