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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

 

 

ROWAN 26/12/2016

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.

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