Scots Blog

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


CULLEN SKINK 23/01/2017

by Linda - 01:01 on 23 January 2017


This is a satifying and tasty creamy soup made from smoked haddock (finnan haddie), potatoes and onions.  My mouth is watering just to think of it!  'Cullen' refers to a Banff coastal fishing town on the Moray Firth.  'Skink' rather more prosaically gives a nod to a stock make from the shin of an animal, and is not strictly the case for Cullen Skink where the stock is of fish origin.

You can find a recipe (and a fulsome description) by following this link.

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