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
by Linda - 01:01 on 21 November 2016
LINTIE = LINNET
A lintie or linnet is a wee bird in the finch family Fringillidae. It derives its name from its liking for seeds of flax, from which linen is made. It is a lively little bird, and the word lintie can also refer to a sprightly, merry girl.