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 26 December 2016
ROWAN = MOUNTAIN ASH
This tree is emblematic of Scotland and is beloved of Scottish people. It has brilliant red berries in the autumn, and is often planted near to a dwelling. There is a charming folk song which celebrates the affection in which it is held. The recording you will find here was made by the imcomparable Kenneth McKellar.