Scottish Words tagged with: fire - 25 posts.

The old witch pronounces Hansel's death sentence while Gretel determinedly stokes the furnace in the background.

Scottish Word: Spirlie.

The old witch pronounces Hansel's death sentence while Gretel determinedly stokes the furnace in the background.

“Ach! Yir still spirlie and ill-thriven, whit’s adae wi ye? I’ve hud enough! Ah’m no waitin onie longer.” Translated: spirlie: thin, spindly. “Argh! You are still skinny and scraggy, what is wrong with you? I have … Continue reading Spirlie.

The visitation to crown with holly the poet about to give it all up gives him a cuff on the ear,.

Scottish Word: Waukit.

The visitation to crown with holly the poet about to give it all up gives him a cuff on the ear,.

Celebrating the 250th aniversary of Robert Burns with an excerpt from his poem ‘The Vision’. Where he doubts his ability and is visited by the Muse, the source of inspiration for creative artists, who knocks some … Continue reading Waukit.

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