Useful Scots words

Useful Scots words

Useful Scots word: flit

By Betty Kirkpatrick Some words are much better than others at conveying their range of meaning by their very sound. Such a word is modern...

Useful Scots word: ken

By Betty Kirkpatrick We are all more conscious of, and more critical of, other people’s irritating habits than we are of our own. This includes...

Useful Scots word: bike

By Betty Kirkpatrick It is funny how mention of one word can trigger a whole series of memories. That happened to me when reader Sally Green-Armytage...

Useful Scots word: syboe

By Betty Kirkpatrick Time was when salads only made their appearance in summer. Now things have changed, and salads are an all-year round feature of...

Useful Scots word: stooshie

By Betty Kirkpatrick Last time I wrote about stramash and its connection with commotion and disorderliness. This time I am staying in the same general...

Useful Scots word: mingin

By Betty Kirkpatrick Many of our Scots words stay right at home, but some escape into the wider world. For example, dreich referring to the...

Useful Scots word: Oxter

By Betty Kirkpatrick I was completely laden the other day after a trip to the shops. Bags hung from both hands and both shoulders, and...

Useful Scots word: dreich

November has more than its fair share of celebratory events. It catches the tail end of Hallowe’en, it rejoices in the Guy Fawkes festivities...

Useful Scots word: peelie-wally

by Betty Kirkpatrick Many of us who have a Celtic genetic inheritance have very fair skins. Usually this creates no problems and a fair skin...
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Useful Scots word: Messages

The average high street has changed enormously over recent decades. Now high streets tend to be a sea of charity shops interspersed with a...