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The Scots language has a rich tradition, and abounds with marvellous words. This blog will regularly 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


 

HAAR 03/10/2016

by Linda - 01:01 on 03 October 2016

HAAR = SEA FOG

I have lived on the east coast of Scotland for about 40 years, and am very familiar with haar.  It is a thick penetratingly cold sea fog which rolls in from the North Sea, and can transform a bright sunny day into quite the opposite.  It is not unusual for people to plan a day's outing for somewhere inland, rather than be disappointed by the haar.

 

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