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Brush up on your Scots lingo

By BZashleigh 31 Aug 2022

During your time in Scotland, it's likely you'll pick up on a few words that might not make a whole lot of sense the first time you hear them! 

'Scots' is one of three native languages spoken in Scotland and although not everybody speaks it, why not brush up on your Scots vocab by revealing the English translation below (take a guess first!) 

Wee

Small

"Look at the wee dog"

Pieces

Sandwiches 

"We need some pieces for the picnic"

Clap

Stroke 

"Clap the dog"

Aye

Yes

"Do you want fries with that? Aye"

Bonnie

Pretty

"That's a bonnie dress"

Messages

Groceries 

"I'm going to pick up some messages"

Chap

Knock 

"Chap on the door"

Gallus

Cheeky 

"You gallus devil!"

Dreich

Dreary (weather)

"The weather is little dreich today"



Fun fact: The tale of 'The Gruffalo' has its own version all translated into the Scots language! 

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