Scottish Literature, literature in any of the languages of Scotland: Scottish Gaelic, Lowland Scots (Lallans), Standard English, or, in the medieval and Renaissance periods, Latin. This article deals with poetry, drama, and prose in Scots and in English, written in Scotland or by Scottish-born authors living abroad but dealing primarily with Scottish themes and settings. For information on the Scottish Gaelic literary tradition, see Gaelic Literature. See also English Literature.