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 13 February 2017
BRAW = HANDSOME, FINE, SPLENDID
This is one of my favourite words, and may be used to express joy and appreciation in a wide range of situations. It may describe a fine day, as in this photo of the Rest and Be Thankful pass in the Arrochar Alps north of Glasgow on a braw autumn day.
The word 'braw' is also often used to describe a person, as in a 'braw lass' (or indeed a 'braw lad'), and may refer both to the lass's physical appearance and her splendid attire.