‘… a kaleidoscope of dissolving views of the many phases of our national life.
— William Grant, first Editor of the Scottish National Dictionary

The Historical Thesaurus of Scots (HTS) is a new online resource which aims to categorise the vocabulary of Scots, from the earliest records to the present, according to semantic field. This pilot website was launched in September 2015. It focuses on two categories that are rich in Scots vocabulary: weather and sports & games. The HTS project is currently seeking more funding in order to continue our work. Please check this website for updates or follow us on Twitter @scotsthesaurus.

For more background on the project, and a list of publications which discuss our research, please also see the HTS page on the ScotLex website.

Dr Susan Rennie, Editor