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.