A giant brown trout cruising under a fisherman on a stone bridge and a canoeist.
The Scottish Word:


Jings it’s the muckle minginishrie broon troot. Gey rare.

If I wiz you I wid bide still and no kerry oan like a fly oan tap o the watter, ye dinni want tae end up a catch for that yin.

They’re rarer than ivir noo wi the English ones’ aw deid alang wi a load o their normal sized ilk because the English private water companies bein allood tae discharge raw sewage intae their rivers.

Terrible thing, raw keich in the watter.


broon troot: brown trout.

Goodness! It’s a giant minginshrie brown trout. Very rare.

If I was you I would remain still and not carry on like a fly on top of the water, you do not want to end up a catch for that one.

They’re rarer than ever now with English ones all dead along with a lot of their normal sized brethren because of the English private water companies being allowed to discharge raw sewage into their rivers.

Terrible thing raw excrement in the water.

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

Brown Trout.

A native of Scotland since the ice age this species has two possible life-cycle patterns. Brown trout are purely freshwater-resident, ‘Sea trout’ migrate to the sea to feed and mature. Some Scottish rivers are home only to brown trout populations. Other rivers may have populations of brown trout and sea trout.

Image of brown trout with labels.

Most brown trout populations also undertake significant migrations – though always staying in freshwater. Juvenile fish may migrate from nursery areas to lochs, where they may remain until adulthood. Migrations may also occur between feeding areas in the summer months.

From Trout Fishing in Scotland dot com: “…brown trout thrive in a whole range of locations, from the smallest burn to the biggest lochs, from the largest rivers of the east and south to the remotest highland lochans of the north west Highlands and Islands. Indeed, there are very few pieces of freshwater in Scotland where you will not find trout. …”

They love fresh clean water with pure gravel beds. “…he is a fish that feeds clean and purely, in the swiftest streams, and on the hardest gravel; and that he may justly contend with all fresh water fish, as the Mullet may with all sea fish…” Gesner; Swiss physician, naturalist, bibliographer, and philologist.

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