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Scottish Fairytales

Scottish Words: A Fairy Tale Glossary

A body: a person Airt: direction Ahint: behind Bairn: child Baudrons: Scotch name for a cat Ben: in towards an inner room Ben: a mountain peak Bicker: to argue in a petty way Bonnet-piece: an old Scottish coin Byre: cowhouse Canty: kindly, cheerful Cantrip: a freak, or wilful piece of trickery Chuckie-stone: a small white pebble Clout: a blow Cloving: separating lint from...

Farquhar MacNeill

Once upon a time there was a young man named Farquhar MacNeill. He had just gone to a new situation, and the very first night after he went to it his mistress asked him if he would go over the hill to the house of a neighbour and borrow...

Katherine Crackernuts

There was once a King whose wife died, leaving him with an only daughter, whom he dearly loved. The little Princess's name was Velvet-Cheek, and she was so good, and bonnie, and kind-hearted that all her father's subjects loved her. But as the King was generally engaged in transacting...

Thomas the Rhymer

Of all the young gallants in Scotland in the thirteenth century, there was none more gracious and debonair than Thomas Learmont, Laird of the Castle of Ercildoune, in Berwickshire. He loved books, poetry, and music, which were uncommon tastes in those days; and, above all, he loved to study nature,...

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Scottish Words: A Fairy Tale Glossary

A body: a person Airt: direction Ahint: behind Bairn: child Baudrons: Scotch name for a cat Ben: in towards an inner room Ben: a mountain...

A Critical Inquiry into the Scottish Language

by Francisque-Michel, 1882 The Scotch language is acknowledged to be a dialect of the Saxon or old English, with some...

Saving Marytown

Though I set the windshield wipers on the fastest interval, they can not keep up with the rain. With...

Old Houses

It is a humid Tuesday in July, and I am standing on the shoulder of a dirt road in...

The Places We Come From

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Sometimes Island

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When You Return

When you return, your hair will be longer and your Koniag skin darkened from the sun’s reflection shining off...

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Catterline, Scotland

Catterline is a coastal village on the North Sea...

South Queensferry, Scotland

Picturesque South Queensferry is a beautiful waterfront town about...

Fishtown of Usan, Scotland

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