Learn the general dialect of Scotland from renowned British accent coach Paul Meier. This user-friendly book, or ebook, is the industry standard for this dialect. See below for a description of the three formats available. (For discounts on multiple copies,  e-mail Paul.)

Sample ExerciseAs you see, Mister Beaton, Jean is a bit short of words today. Click the play button to hear this sentence.


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If you want this dialect plus another British/Irish one, Dialects of the British Isles is your better choice, or perhaps Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen. But if you want JUST the the Scottish dialect, this is your best buy.This user-friendly book (or ebook) is the industry standard for the general dialect of Scotland. Scotland, like all areas of the British Isles, is a rich dialect region, with distinctly observable changes every few miles.  The major cities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dundee have distinctly different accents.  Obviously, an actor cannot learn all these different dialects at the outset, so what I offer here is a generalization. Learn to speak like Ewan McGregor and Sean Connery! (Paul speaks the entire text himself. So you hear him demonstrate, in dialect, the signature sounds in isolation, the word lists, the practice sentences, and the two monologues.)


If you choose to purchase the book (option #1 on the drop-down menu above), you get an attractive perfect-bound paperback book with color covers, plus an accompanying audio CD. Page count: 23. Approximate running time: 30 minutes. Price: $24.95 plus shipping. Priority shipping in the U.S. is approximately $6, with delivery in 2-3 days. For priority shipping outside the U.S., costs vary and shipping time is 6-10 days. Express shipping is also available: overnight to most locations in the U.S. and 3-5 days to other countries.

If you choose the ebook for Windows/Mac (option #2 on the drop-down menu above), you get an attractive full-color ebook compatible with either your PC or Mac (OSX 10.4 or higher). It’s exactly the same content as in the print booklet, but you save postage – and get it right away! (You will need the latest version of QuickTime (a free download) to play the embedded sound files. And don’t forget to reboot your computer after installing it.) You will also receive, via e-mail, a registration code for your ebook. Your ebook is compatible with both desktop and laptop computers, but NOT mobile devices. (It will NOT play on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.) You must buy them from a computer for use on a computer. If you desire an ebook that will play on Apple mobile devices, we suggest clicking the option in blue text right under the drop-down menu above, which links directly to iTunes, where you can purchase it. (Also please note: You’ll receive your username and password within minutes via e-mail. Your subscription never expires. Windows/Mac ebooks are password protected and play only on your own computers; registration to two computers is permitted; they are not printable, nor are the sound files transferable to any other device; they are playable only on your computer; and sharing with others is not possible, and a violation of copyright. Full E-mail support is available.) Price: $24.95, immediate download, no shipping cost.

If you choose to purchase the ebook for iTunes (by clicking the blue text under the drop-down menu above), you will be taken directly to iTunes, where you can purchase this attractive, full-color ebook through your own iTunes account (the Apple iBookstore). Although you can order the ebook on your computer, they will play ONLY on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch using Apple’s free iBooks app, NOT on your PC or Mac. If you desire an ebook that will play on your PC or Mac, you must choose the Windows/Mac ebook described above (option #2 on the drop-down menu above). You may download an extensive, free preview version for immediate viewing from iTunes. (Preview all our publications this way, even if purchasing a printed copy or the Windows/Mac eBook format.) Price: 24.95, immediate download to your iTunes, no shipping cost.