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The Scots language has a rich tradition, and abounds with marvellous words. Each week this blog will show a different Scots or Gaelic word with its English equivalent. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do!

Linda Gilmore Sutherland

 

 

SKIRLIE WILLIE 08/08/16

by Linda - 00:01 on 08 August 2016

SKIRLIE WILLIE = OYSTER CATCHER

Oyster catchers are common along Scottish coasts. Skirlie refers to the harsh call they make, and willie is a general word used for wading birds.

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