Scottish Words Illustrated

Scottish Words translated and Illustrated. A Scottish word, illustrated, is added to this site regularly with the intention to make you laugh and understand. Also provided is all the words and captions translated into English.

Have a look and let me know if I make you smile. There is also help with pronunciation on most of the word pages. *Gie yer friends a gas and let them know about this site.

For those that noticed that the posts stopped in September 2012.

During 2012 I became ill and the most serious symptom for me was that I eventually stopped drawing or being creative in any fashion.

Depression is a first world problem but nevertheless it is very real, misery inducing and debilitating. There was no real reason to justify feeling as I did. That doesn’t help though. The good news is that I am heading in the right direction and intend to continue this site – sometime.

Illustration Friday

Illustration Friday. View the thumbnail links to all the weekly word entries for illustration Friday where I interpreted a word set by the owners of the IF web site.

Phonetic guide to pronunciation.

guidance to phonetic word pronunciations here. See how the phonetic alphabet works – this link opens a page which gives you guidance on the way each letter in the phonetic alphabet represents a particular sound. This guidance is available as a pop up window when you click on any phonetic image of a Scottish word on most of this site. It will give you some clue as to how you should be pronouncing the words.

twitter Troodles. Definition of troodle here, or how to have fun tweeting doodles.

Buy the T-shirt.

Link to T shirts and stuff for sale.Scottish Words’ T-shirts and stuff are no longer available for the time being. However – so that youz can continue buying stuff to support what I am doing here – that service will return. It will help me support the stooryduster web site. Only one word a week – illustrated and defined – that’s all I can afford (typical Scotsman).

An illustrated dictionary?

This will be a comprehensive illustrated dictionary although not yet. But if the years pass and I don’t die too soon it’ll get there.

If I’m spared, as they say.


There is an online Scots dictionary by the Scottish Dictionary Association on the Web which gives well founded meanings for Scottish words – well funded and supported by academics – this site here is only me.


*Gie yer friends a gas: give your friends so much enjoyment they’re gasping for breath.