Hogmanay — Things in Scots #22 and Fan Of… #48

Hi all 😁 and welcome to the last Things in Scots for 2019; as I’ve been real busy at work the last few days, this is doubling up as a Fan Of… post. This month I have been collaborating with my wife, Susan (☜ follow this link to see and hear her post), and we’ve had so much fun that we are carrying on in the New Year with a weekly instead of daily post.

Hogmanay is the traditional Scottish celebration for the end of one year and the beginning of the next.

Happy hogmanay & all the best for 2020 to all πŸŽ‰

Happy Hogmanay πŸŽ‰
Happy hogmanay by Jez Braithwaite
Happy Hogmanay πŸŽ‰

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.

As we do these posts, we’re learning as well; so we apologise in advance for any mistakes ☺️

If any of you out there have a burning desire to know the Scots word for anything πŸ€”, please let us know!

Hae a guid day 😁

13 thoughts on “Hogmanay — Things in Scots #22 and Fan Of… #48

  1. Lovely whisky photo! (And stirring words on the glass — I googled the declaration.) I do like a drop of single malt. πŸ™‚ I’ll be in Inverness and the Outer Hebrides in August, and am looking forward to sampling quite a few.

    1. Thanks, Karen 😊 The Speyside area is renowned for its Malts, with many great distilleries to visit, particularly if someone else id doing the driving 😁

Great to hear your thoughts πŸ˜ƒ