Hoolet — Animals in Scots #1

Hi all 😁 and welcome to Animals in Scots #1: Hoolet — Owl.

All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.

White Hoolet by Jez Braithwaite
White Hoolet — Barn Owl

If any of you out there want to know the name of a particular animal in Scots, let me know!

As I do these posts, I am learning as well; so I apologise in advance for any mistakes ☺️

Hae a guid day 😁

6 thoughts on “Hoolet — Animals in Scots #1

  1. I am looking forward to this month. And I hope to learn more about hoolets and skwurrels and the like. I don’t claim to understand Scottish (I’m happy enough if I understand English spoken by a Scottish person or just spoken English) but I have always loved the sound. Och aye.


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