Man leaping into chasm full of water, wearing woolly long johns, as part of an 'outdoor adventure'.
The Scottish Word:


He’s refusin to wear oor safety equipment chusin insteid the theek n sicker o his grannies pouer fankled (knitted) long johns as bein literally bullet proof.

He sez he kens hoo cauld the burns get here in the autumn ahn sez yer neoprene is pish compared to his grannie’s yowes’ wool in his opeenion.

Ahn his ain skull inheritted frae his granfaither is equal tae onie twa o oor crash helmets.


theek: to roof, cover with protection (roof), protection in general.

He is refusing to wear our safety equipment choosing instead the protection and security of his grannie’s power tangled (knitted) long johns as being literally bullet proof.

He says he knows how cold the streams get here in the autumn and says your neoprene is rubbish compared to his grannies’ ewes’ wool in his opinion.

And his own skull inherited from his grandfather is equal to any two of our crash helmets.

The Scottish Word: theek with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

In England and Wales.

The Rivers Trust; “Sewage is discharged into our rivers on a daily basis. This isn’t an isolated problem; it affects urban city centre rivers and pristine chalk streams alike. Find out if your river is fit to play in and take a deeper dive into the problem.” You can consult The Rivers Trust comprehensive map of sewage discharges here to see if your river is fit to play in.

Meanwhile in Scotland.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA); “Scotland’s bathing water quality continues to improve with 38 out of 87 (44%) rated as ‘excellent’ for 2023. This is the highest number ever and highlights sustained improvements in bathing water quality, achieved through partnership projects. Overall bathing water quality has seen ongoing improvements since 2015, when tighter standards first came into force. For next season, 85 sites will meet or exceed the sufficient classification.” You can read SEPAs full statement here on their web site.

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