“Skip up the corbie stanes, shin along the heid, a wee loup tae yir plettie, in yir scratcher windie an yir maw’ll niver ken ye’ve been oot boozin. Maw’s can be unforgiven whaur booze is involved.”
corbie stanes: the projections in a crowstep gable.
“Skip up the gable steps, shin along the roof ridge, a small leap to your balcony, climb in your bedroom window and your mum will never know that you have been out drinking alchohol. Mothers can be unforgiving where alcohol is concerned”