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La perfide Albion - L'Angleterre
Si c'est juste après la révolution française, en 1793, qu'elle est apparue, c'est surtout au XIXe siècle que l'expression "perfide Albion" s'est répandue.
Mais pourquoi "Albion", ...
Cette appelation provient de deux sources.
La première est un rappel de ces falaises blanches, caractéristiques de la côte sud de l'Angleterre, que découvre en premier celui qui, venant de France, arrive en Angleterre. Or il se trouve que "blanc", en latin, se dit "albus".
Mais cela n'aurait probablement pas suffi, si le géant "Albion" n'avait pas existé, au moins dans la mythologie. Ce personnage, fils de Neptune, fut tué par Hercule auquel il chercha à s'opposer lorsque ce dernier passa en Gaule. Le lien entre ce géant et l'Angleterre nous est donné par le poète de la Renaissance Edmund Spenser qui a évoqué "le puissant Albion, père du peuple vaillant et guerrier qui occupe les îles de la Bretagne" où la Bretagne n'est pas cette région française peuplée de Bretons aux chapeaux ronds, mais la Grande-Bretagne.
"Scotland" comes from "Scoti", the Latin name for the Gaels. Philip Freeman has speculated on the likelihood of a group of raiders adopting a name from an Indo-European root, "*skot", citing the parallel in Greek "skotos", meaning "darkness", "gloom". The Late Latin word "Scotia" ("land of the Gaels") was initially used to refer to Ireland. By the 11th century at the latest, "Scotia" was being used to refer to (Gaelic-speaking) Scotland north of the River Forth, alongside "Albania" or "Albany", both derived from the Gaelic "Alba". The use of the words "Scots" and "Scotland" to encompass all of what is now Scotland became common in the Late Middle Ages.
The term first appears in classical texts as "Albíon" or "Alouíon" (in Ptolemy's writings in Greek), and later as "Albion" in Latin documents. Historically, the term refers to Britain as a whole and is ultimately based on the Indo-European root for "white". It later came to be used by Gaelic speakers in the form of "Alba" (dative "Albainn", genitive "Albann", now obsolete) as the name given to the former kingdom of the Picts which when first used in this sense (around the time of king Causantín mac Áeda (Constantine II, 943–952)) had expanded. The region Breadalbane (Bràghad Albann, the upper part of "Alba") takes its name from it as well. The Pictish, and later Scottish, Kings were crowned at the seat on Moot Hill Scone. It was this stone which was taken to Westminster Abbey and used in Coronations for the monarchs of the United Kingdom.
As time passed that kingdom incorporated others to the southern territories. It became re-Latinized in the High Medieval period as "Albania" (it is unclear whether it may ultimately share the same etymon as the modern "Albania"). This latter word was employed mainly by Celto-Latin writers, and most famously by Geoffrey of Monmouth. It was this word which passed into Middle English as "Albany", although very rarely was this used for the Kingdom of Scotland, but rather for the notional "Duchy of Albany". It is from the latter that "Albany", the capital of the US state of New York, takes its name.
"Albion" is the oldest known name of the island of "Great Britain". Today, it is still sometimes used poetically to refer to the island. The name for "Scotland" in the Celtic languages is related to "Albion": "Alba" in Scottish Gaelic, "Albain" (genitive "Alban") in Irish, "Nalbin" in Manx and "Alban" in Welsh, Cornish, and Breton. These names were later Latinised as "Albania" and Anglicised as "Albany", which were once alternative names for Scotland.
"New Albion" and "Albionoria" ("Albion of the North") were briefly suggested as names of Canada during the period of the Canadian Confederation. Arthur Phillip, first leader of the colonisation of Australia, originally named Sydney Cove "New Albion", but later the colony acquired the name "Sydney".
The Codex Vatopedinus's Ptolemy's map of the British Isles, labelled "Alouíon", "Albion" and "Iouernía", "Hibernia".
The Common Brittonic name for the island, Hellenised as "Albíon" and Latinised as "Albion" (genitive "Albionis"), derives from the Proto-Celtic nasal stem "*Albiiu" (oblique "*Albiion-") and survived in Old Irish as "Albu" (genitive "Albann"). The name originally referred to Britain as a whole, but was later restricted to Caledonia (giving the modern Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland, "Alba"). The root "*albiio-" is also found in Gaulish and Galatian "albio-" ("world") and Welsh "elfydd" ("elbid", "earth", "world", "land", "country", "district"). It may be related to other European and Mediterranean toponyms such as "Alpes", "Albania" and "Liban".
It has two possible etymologies. It may derive from the Proto-Indo-European root "*albho-", meaning "white" (c.f. Latin "albus"). This is perhaps in reference to the white southern shores of the island, though Celtic linguist Xavier Delamarre argued that it originally meant "the world above", "the visible world", in opposition to "the world below", i.e., "the underworld". Alternatively it may derive from the Proto-Indo-European root "*alb-", meaning "hill".
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- From the Society of Genealogists (UK). Explains the history behind the taking of surnames and the difficulty of reliance on surnames in modern genealogy.
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What is the Dictionary of the Scots Language? (Scottish Etymological Dictionary)
The "Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL)" comprises electronic editions of the two major historical dictionaries of the Scots language:
These are the most comprehensive dictionaries available for, respectively, Older Scots and modern Scots, and are therefore essential research tools for anyone interested in the history of either Scots or English language, and for historical or literary scholars whose sources are written in Scots or may contain Scots usages.
- the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) - contains information about Scots words in use from the twelfth to the end of the seventeenth centuries (Older Scots)
- the Scottish National Dictionary (SND) - contains information about Scots words in use from the eighteenth century to the present day (modern Scots)
In the DSL, these two dictionaries are being published together in their full form for the first time. Thus, information on the earliest uses of Scots words can be presented alongside examples of the later development and, in some cases, current usage of the same words. In this way, we hope that the DSL will allow users to appreciate the continuity and historical development of the Scots language. By making the DSL freely available on the Internet, we also aim to widen access to the source dictionaries and to open up these rich lexicographic resources to anyone with an interest in Scots language and culture.
Scots is a living language and, although the examples of modern Scots included in SND only date as far as the publication of the last part of that dictionary, in 1976, work has continued since then on collecting information on Scots usage. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. (formerly the Scottish National Dictionary Association) are currently compiling a new Supplement which incorporates recent research and there are plans to publish this on the DSL website in the near future, so as to bring the lexicographic record of Scots truly up to date.
Together, these data files represent twenty-two volumes of printed text and contain more than eighty thousand full-word entries. Each entry traces the chronological and semantic development of a Scots word, and gives details of orthographic variants, grammatical inflections, derivative words and phrases, and etymological history. The words and terms defined in the DSL are illustrated by quotations drawn from over six thousand sources, covering a wide range of subject areas within Scottish culture and history. Many of the modern Scots words are also illustrated by evidence from oral sources, and include information on phonological and dialectal variation.
Dunedin, Scotland: see Edinburgh.
The city is famous in Scottish legend and literature as "Dunedin" or "Auld Reekie".
HMS Dunedin was a British D Class cruiser of 4850 tons displacement launched in 1918 that saw action during the Second World War before being sunk in 1941.
"Dunedin" (the Gaelic form of "Edinburgh", derived from the original Old Welsh/Cumbrian name "Din Eidyn" - "Eidyn's fortress") and North and South Dunedin by association.
Dunedin - from the Scottish Gaelic name for "Edinburgh", "Dùn Èideann".
Dunedin is an anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic name Dùn Éideann for Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dunedin may also refer to:
- Australia Dunedin, Western Australia
- Canada Dunedin, Ontario
- New Zealand Dunedin, New Zealand
- South Africa Dunedin, Eastern Cape
- United States Dunedin, Florida
- Dunedin, Virginia
- Dunedin Isles, Florida
- Zimbabwe Dunedin, Zimbabwe
- The Dunedin Consort, an Edinburgh-based choral ensemble founded in 1996
- HMS Dunedin (D93), a Royal Navy light cruiser in the Second World War
- Dunedin (ship), the first commercial ship with refrigeration equipment
- Edinburgh (disambiguation)
- Dúnedain (fictional people)
Hello and Welcome to Electric Scotland
The largest and most comprehensive site on the history and culture of Scotland and the Scots at home and abroad. Started in 1997 in Scotland we cover every aspect of Scottish history and the Scots Diaspora. A great educational and research resource with thousands of books on all aspects of Scottish history and culture. As the site is so huge you may wish to avail yourself of our customised Google site search engine to locate specific information. Lots of information on clans and families, places in Scotland, and loads of historical articles on just about every topic imaginable. We also have lots of great stories on our Electric Canadian web site where you can learn all about the history and culture of Canada and also about the Scots that settled there. We have a full 6 volume gazetteer on the site and many volumes of information on Significant and famous Scots. And we don't forget the young ones as they have their own section with many games and some 800 children's stories.
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Scottish and Irish Clans & Families
Most of our material comes from antiquarian books published in the 1800's. There are many references to Scottish clans in our History section as well so do use our search engine to find other mentions of your clan or family in our thousands of historical pages. Should you enjoy Scottish History then why not get our Free weekly email newsletter.
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ETYMOLOGY OF THK PRINCIPAL GAELIC NATIONAL NAMES PERSONAL NAMES AND SURNAMES
Scottish Culture & Language
Enjoy our Scots Language section where you can both read words, poems and stories as well as listen to them.
- Introduction - This is where you get an introduction to the Scots language.
- Short Poems - We list wee snippets and articles for you to enjoy.
- Idioms - Here we list some popular Scots idioms.
- Sayings - Here we list some popular Scots sayings.
- Complete Poems & Stories - Here we provide you with full length poems and stories.
- Children's Poems & Stories - Here are some for the wee ones to enjoy.
- Glossary - Here you will find a glossary of Scots words and their translations as well as audio links so you can listen to the word being pronounced.
- The Doric Language - The language of the North East of Scotland
- The Gaelic Language - Here we provide resources in the Gaelic language.
- Scot Wit - We also provide you with a wee collection of Scots jokes.
- Burns Supper - Here we provide you with a complete Burns supper with toasts, music, songs and the immortal memory.
- Burns Collection - Here we give a list of suggestions for inclusion in the programme of a Burns Supper
- Tartan Day 6th April 2003 - Here you can listen to a special tribute we did for Tartan Day for the USA and Canada.
- The Complaynt of Scotland - This is a most interesting book published around 1550 in the old Scots language.
- Poems, Stories, Plays in the Scots Language - by David Purves
- Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary - This is a pdf file of the abridged version
- Supplement to Jamieson`s Scottish Dictionary (35Mb pdf)
- A Critical Inquiry Into the Scottish Language - With the view of illustrating the Rise and Progress of Civilisation in Scotland By Francisque-Michel (1882)
- A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch - With an Introductory chapter on the Poetry, Humour, and Literary History of the Scottish Language and an Appendix of Scottish Proverbs by Charles MacKay LL.D. (1888)
- Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd
- Dictionary of the Scots Language
- Scottish Words Illustrated
- Scots Language Centre
Scotland is a country of the United Kingdom.
The country encompasses the mainland regions of the Highlands, Lowlands and Southern Uplands, and the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland islands.
Former and merged names include: "Caledonia".
- East Lothian
- Ross and Cromarty
- West Lothian
COMMUNITIES LIST - Scotland
(2008-02-24) Our listings for Scotland include the following communities:
- Aberchirder (town), Aberdeenshire
- Aberdeen (city), City of Aberdeen
- Aberdour, Fife
- Aberfeldy (town), Perth and Kinross
- Aberfoyle, Stirling
- Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
- Ae, Dumfries and Galloway
- Airdrie (town), North Lanarkshire
- Alexandria (town), West Dunbartonshire
- Alloa (town), Clackmannan
- Alloway, South Ayrshire
- Alness (town), Highland
- Alva (town), Clackmannan
- Alyth (town), Perth and Kinross
- Amhuinnsuidhe, Na h-Eileanan an Iar
- Annan (town), Dumfries and Galloway
- Anstruther Easter (town), Fife
- Anstruther Wester (town), Fife
- Appin, Argyll and Bute
- Arbroath (town), Angus
- Arbuthnott, Aberdeenshire
- Ardrossan (town), North Ayrshire
- Armadale (town), Highland
- Armadale (town), West Lothian
- Arnol, Na h-Eileanan an Iar
- Arrochar, Argyll and Bute
- Ashiestiel, Scottish Borders
- Auchinleck, East Ayrshire
- Auchmuirbridge (town), Fife
- Auchterarder (town), Perth and Kinross
- Auchtermuchty (town), Fife
- Aviemore, Highland
- Ayr (town), South Ayrshire
- Balavil, Highland
- Ballachulish, Highland
- Ballater (town), Aberdeenshire
- Balloch, West Dunbartonshire
- Balquhidder, Stirling
- Banchory (town), Aberdeenshire
- Banff (town), Aberdeenshire
- Bannockburn, Stirling
- Barbaraville, Highland
- Barrhead (town), East Renfrewshire
- Barry (town), Angus
- Bathgate (town), West Lothian
- Bearsden (town), East Dunbartonshire
- Bellshill, North Lanarkshire
- Biggar (town), South Lanarkshire
- Birnam, Perth and Kinross
- Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire
- Bishopton, Renfrewshire
- Blackwaterfoot, North Ayrshire
- Blair Atholl, Perth and Kinross
- Blairgowrie (town), Perth and Kinross
- Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
- Bo'ness (town), Falkirk
- Bonnyrigg and Lasswade (town), Midlothian
- Borgue, Dumfries and Galloway
- Bothwell, South Lanarkshire
- Bowden, Scottish Borders
- Bowmore, Argyll and Bute
- Braemar, Aberdeenshire
- Brechin (town), Angus
- Bridge of Allan (town), Stirling
- Broadford, Highland
- Brodick, North Ayrshire
- Brora, Highland
- Broughton, Scottish Borders
- Buckhaven (town), Fife
- Buckie (town), Moray
- Burghead (town), Moray
- Burntisland (town), Fife
- Cairndow, Argyll and Bute
- Callander (town), Stirling
- Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
- Campbeltown (town), Argyll and Bute
- Cardross, Argyll and Bute
- Carluke, South Lanarkshire
- Carnoustie (town), Angus
- Castle Douglas (town), Dumfries and Galloway
- Castlebay, Na h-Eileanan an Iar
- Charlestown of Aberlour (town), Moray
- Clackmannan (town), Clackmannan
- Clovenfords, Scottish Borders
- Clydebank (town), West Dunbartonshire
- Coatbridge (town), North Lanarkshire
- Cockenzie and Port Seton (town), East Lothian
- Coldstream (town), Scottish Borders
- Corpach, Highland
- Corrie, North Ayrshire
- Coupar Angus (town), Perth and Kinross
- Cove (town), Argyll and Bute
- Cowdenbeath (town), Fife
- Craigton, City of Glasgow
- Crail (town), Fife
- Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway
- Crichton, Midlothian
- Crieff (town), Perth and Kinross
- Cromarty (town), Highland
- Cromdale, Highland
- Crossford, South Lanarkshire
- Cullen (town), Moray
- Culross (town), Fife
- Cumbernauld (town), North Lanarkshire
- Cumnock (town), East Ayrshire
- Cupar (town), Fife
- Dalbeattie (town), Dumfries and Galloway
- Dalkeith (town), Midlothian
- Dalswinston, Dumfries and Galloway
- Darvel (town), East Ayrshire
- Davidson's Mains, City of Edinburgh
- Denny (town), Falkirk
- Dingwall (town), Highland
- Dollar (town), Clackmannan
- Dornoch (town), Highland
- Doune (town), Stirling
- Drumnadrochit, Highland
- Dryburgh, Scottish Borders
- Drymen, Stirling
- Dufftown (town), Moray
- Dumbarton (town), West Dunbartonshire
- Dumfries (town), Dumfries and Galloway
- Dunbar (town), East Lothian
- Dunbeath, Highland
- Dunbeg, Argyll and Bute
- Dunblane (town), Stirling
- Dundee (city), City of Dundee
- Dundonald, South Ayrshire
- Dundrennan, Dumfries and Galloway
- Dunfermline (town), Fife
- Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross
- Dunoon (town), Argyll and Bute
- Duns (town), Scottish Borders
- Dyce (town), City of Aberdeen
- Earlsferry (town), Fife
- East Kilbride (town), South Lanarkshire
- East Linton (town), East Lothian
- Ecclefechan, Dumfries and Galloway
- Edinburgh (city), City of Edinburgh
- Edzell, Angus
- Elgin (town), Moray
- Ellon (town), Aberdeenshire
- Errol, Perth and Kinross
- Erskine (town), Renfrewshire
- Ettrick, Scottish Borders
- Eyemouth (town), Scottish Borders
- Failford, South Ayrshire
- Falkirk (town), Falkirk
- Falkland (town), Fife
- Fearn, Highland
- Ferniegair, South Lanarkshire
- Findochty (town), Moray
- Fionnphort, Argyll and Bute
- Fochabers, Moray
- Forfar (town), Angus
- Forres (town), Moray
- Fort William (town), Highland
- Fortrose (town), Highland
- Fraserburgh (town), Aberdeenshire
- Galashiels (town), Scottish Borders
- Galston (town), East Ayrshire
- Gartmore, Stirling
- Gatehouse of Fleet (town), Dumfries and Galloway
- Glamis, Angus
- Glasgow (city), City of Glasgow
- Glencoe, Highland
- Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway
- Glenrothes, Fife
- Golspie, Highland
- Gourock (town), Inverclyde
- Grangemouth (town), Falkirk
- Grantown-on-Spey (town), Highland
- Greenholm (town), East Ayrshire
- Greenock (town), Inverclyde
- Gretna Green, Dumfries and Galloway
- Grutness, Shetland Islands
- Haddington (town), East Lothian
- Halbeath, Fife
- Hamilton (town), South Lanarkshire
- Harrapool, Highland
- Hawick (town), Scottish Borders
- Helensburgh (town), Argyll and Bute
- Huntly (town), Aberdeenshire
- Innerleithen (town), Scottish Borders
- Inveraray (town), Argyll and Bute
- Inverbervie (town), Aberdeenshire
- Invergordon (town), Highland
- Inverness (city), Highland
- Inverurie (town), Aberdeenshire
- Irongray, Dumfries and Galloway
- Irvine (town), North Ayrshire
- Jedburgh (town), Scottish Borders
- John o' Groats, Highland
- Johnstone (town), Renfrewshire
- Keith (town), Moray
- Kelso (town), Scottish Borders
- Kenmore, Perth and Kinross
- Kildonan, North Ayrshire
- Killin, Stirling
- Kilmarnock (town), East Ayrshire
- Kilsyth (town), North Lanarkshire
- Kilwinning (town), North Ayrshire
- Kincraig, Highland
- Kinghorn (town), Fife
- Kingussie (town), Highland
- Kinross (town), Perth and Kinross
- Kintore (town), Aberdeenshire
- Kirkandrews, Dumfries and Galloway
- Kirkcaldy (town), Fife
- Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway
- Kirkcudbright (town), Dumfries and Galloway
- Kirkintilloch (town), East Dunbartonshire
- Kirkoswald, South Ayrshire
- Kirkwall (town), Orkney Islands
- Kirriemuir (town), Angus
- Ladybank (town), Fife
- Lamlash, North Ayrshire
- Lanark (town), South Lanarkshire
- Langholm (town), Dumfries and Galloway
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- Newburgh (town), Fife
- Newcastleton, Scottish Borders
- Newhaven, City of Edinburgh
- Newmilns (town), East Ayrshire
- Newton Stewart (town), Dumfries and Galloway
- Newtongrange, Midlothian
- North Berwick (town), East Lothian
- Oban (town), Argyll and Bute
- Old Dailly, South Ayrshire
- Oldmeldrum (town), Aberdeenshire
- Paisley (town), Renfrewshire
- Peebles (town), Scottish Borders
- Penicuik (town), Midlothian
- Perth (town), Perth and Kinross
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Gälisch ist eine keltische Sprache, verwandt mit dem Irischen, und wird von ca. 70.000 der 5 Millionen Einwohner Schottlands gesprochen, oder von etwas mehr als 1 % der Bevölkerung. Die meisten gälischsprechenden Menschen leben auf den Äußeren Hebriden, aber auch im Westen der Highlands und der Region Strathclyde sowie in den Städten Glasgow, Edinburgh und Inverness wird gälisch gesprochen.
Vom 9. bis 11. Jahrhundert wurde gälisch in den meisten Teilen Schottlands gesprochen. Sein Einfluß läßt sich heute noch überall in Schottland bei Ortsnamen und Personennamen nachweisen.
Im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert waren viele Schotten von ihren "Landlords" gezwungen, ihr Land in den Highlands und auf den Inseln aufzugeben und zu emigrieren, und so wurden gälische Gemeinschaften in Teilen von Nord Amerika gegründet (z.B. North Carolina und Nova Scotia).
The Plant Hunters were not just botanists, they were adventurers and explorers. They had to be tough to survive the conditions they faced in far-flung corners of the world. They survived shipwrecks, sieges and slavery and battled with pirates, escaped convicts and hostile natives.
- Plant Hunter Biogs
- Archibald Menzies
- David Douglas
- David Lyall
- Francis Masson
- George Don
- George Forrest
- George Sherriff
- James Drummond
- Robert Fortune
- Thomas Drummond
- Thomas Thomson
- William Forsyth
Gaelic - 1774, earlier Gathelik (1596), from Gael (Scottish Gaidheal), from O.Ir. Goidhel, the original form of the word. The native name in both Ireland and Scotland, Gael was first used in Eng. exclusively of Scottish Highlanders (1596).
Forfar - "Glamis Castle" - von Kai Brune
Glamis Castle w White & White blend, English Rose (Shrub) 1992
Glamis Castle - English Garden Roses
David Austin's English Roses: "Glamis Castle" ("AUSlevel")
Glamis Castle (Auslevel)
ADRESSE | ALBATROS | ALIGNEMENT | ALL SQUARE | APPROCHE | APPROCHE PUTT | BACKSPIN | BACKSWING | BIRDIE | BRUT | BUNKER | CADDIE | CARRY | CHANDELLE | CHIP | COUP ROULE | DEPART | DIVOT | DOWNSWING | DRAPEAU | DRAW | DRIVE | DRIVER | DROPPER | EAGLE | EAU FORTUITE | ECLECTIQUE | ETIQUETTE | FACE DU CLUB | FADE | FAIRWAY | FER | FLAT | FERS COURTS | FERS MOYENS | FERS MOYENS | FERS LONGS | FINISH | FOURSOME | FREE DROP | GRAIN | GREEN | GREEN-FEE | GREEN KEEPER | GREENSOME | GRIP | GRIP BASE BALL | GRIP ENTRECROISE ou Interlock | GRIP VARDON ou Overlap | HANDICAP | HOOK | HORS LIMITES | IMPACT | INJOUABLE | INSERT | JEU LONG OU GRAND JEU | LIE | LINKS | LOB | LOFT | MANCHE OU Shaft | MATCH PLAY | MEDAL PLAY | MULLIGAN | NET | OBSTACLE | OUVERT | OVERSWING | PAR | PENALITE | PETIT JEU | PITCH | PLAY-OFF | POSTURE | PRACTICE ou Driving Range | PUTT | QUATRE BALLES-MEILLEURE BALLE | RECOVERY | ROUGH | RYTHME | SAND-WEDGE | SCORE | SCRATCH | SLICE | SOCKET | SORTIE DE BUNKER | SQUARE | STABLEFORD | STANCE | SWAY | TALON | TEE | TIMING | TOP | TORQUE | TRAJECTOIRE | DRAW | FADE | PULL | PULL-HOOK | PULL-SLICE | PUSH | PUSH-HOOK | PUSH-SLICE | UPRIGHT | VIRGULE | VOL | WAGGLE | WEDGE | ZONE DE FRAPPE
Quel est l'origine étymologique du mot "Golf"?
La majorité des livres de golf que j'ai consulté indique plus ou moins qu'ils ne savent pas d'où provient ni le jeu, ni le nom. Tous le revendique, tant les chinois, les hollandais, les français que les écossais. Toutefois, les écossais semblent s'être gagné la faveur populaire puisque selon le Petit Robert, "Golf" serait un mot d'Écosse. Néanmoins, selon plusieurs auteurs dont le Manuel du Golf, édition Solar, entre autre, le mot "Golf" serait dérivé d'un jeu hollandais nommé "Kolf" ou "Kolven".
Mais, de grâce, ne croyez pas les gens qui vous expliqueront que le mot provient de l'acronyme "Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden" puisqu'il s'agit d'un gag visant à éloigner la gent féminine des parcours. J'ai bien hâte de voir un tournoi professionnel mixte. Je crois que plusieurs machos seront surpris des résultats.
Golf History FAQ
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Origin: LME (Scot) "golf", "gouff", usually deriv. Du "kolf", a club, but all early forms have "g-", and the "-l-" may be unhistoric, hence ? Scot "gowf", "to strike" - "gowf", "a blow" (with the open hand).
A tradition of being married by the local blacksmith stemmed from a Joseph Paisley who carried out such ceremonies from 1791-1814.
There is a "Gretna" in Louisiana (so named because an early justice of the peace carried out marriages 24 hours a day without the need for a legal certificate) and Nebraska, USA (off Interstate 80, southwest of Omaha).
The "Gretna" in Manitoba, Canada was so named by the Canadian Pacific Railroad because it was just over the border from USA.
There is also a "Gretna" in Tasmania.
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in this act "harris tweed" means a tweed which —
- (a) has been handwoven by the islanders at their homes in the outer hebrides, finished in the outer hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the outer hebrides; and
- (b) possesses such further characteristics as a material is required to possess under regulations from time to time in force under the provisions of schedule 1 to the act of 1938 (or under regulations from time to time in force under any enactment replacing those provisions) for it to qualify for the application to it, and use with respect to it, of a harris tweed trade mark.
- Auf den Spuren der Kelten
- Die keltischen Sprachen
- Die keltischen Völker
- Vorgermanisches Erbgut
- Altkeltisches Wörterverzeichnis
- Altirisches Wörterverzeichnis
- Der keltische Kalender
- Altkeltische Deklination
- Keltische Buchstabennamen
- Keltische Ortsnamen zwischen Rhein, Main, Neckar und Itter
Keltisch - Inhaltsverzeichnis
- Festlandkeltisch (Altkeltisch)
- Gaelisch (Schottisch)
- Walisisch (Cymrisch)
The "scotch" in "hopscotch" comes from the Old French word "escocher," meaning "to cut." In the case of "hopscotch," it refers to the lines cut or scratched into the dirt (or, more likely these days, drawn on a sidewalk) where the game is played. The same "cut or scratch" sense of "scotch" is used in the idiom "to scotch a rumor," meaning to deny or refute it, as well as in "butterscotch" candy, which was originally made in large sheets and then "scotched," or cut, into small pieces.
Melrose (Hybrid Tea, Dickson, 1963)
Melrose (Floribunda, RVS 1985)
Melrose RVS (BE) 1963 Floribunda rosa starker Duft 1. Preis Floriade Zoetermeer (NL) 1992, Belfast-Preis 1993, Gold Orléans 1994, Silber Den Haag 1995, Gold Den Haag 96 .
MELROSE, a police burgh of Roxburghshire, Scotland. Pop. (1901), 2195. It lies on the right bank of the Tweed, 374 m. S.E. of Edinburgh, and 19 m. N.W. of Jedburgh, via St Boswells and Roxburgh, by the North British railway. The name - which Bede (730) wrote Mailros and Simeon of Durham (1130) Melros - is derived from the Celtic maol ros, " bare moor," and the town figures in Sir Walter Scott's Abbot and Monastery as "Kennaquhair." In consequence of the beauty of its situation between the Eildons and the Tweed, the literary and historical associations of the district, and the famous ruin of "Melrose Abbey", the town has become residential and a holiday resort. There is a hydropathic establishment on Skirmish Hill, the name commemorating the faction fight on the 25th of July 1526, in which the Scotts defeated the Douglases and Kers. Trade is almost wholly agricultural. The main streets run from the angles of the triangular market-place, in which stands the market cross, dated 1642, but probably much older. Across the river are Gattonside, with numerous orchards, and Allerly, the home of Sir David Brewster from 1827 till his death in 1868.
Melrose Abbey (Register of)
1826 Gattonside (Melrose) Melrose, Scotland, United Kingdom River Tweed
Melrose (town), Scottish Borders
The town was named for Melrose Abbey.
Dere Street - From York to Melrose in Seven Days
The Roman road which we know today as Dere Street runs from the English city of York to the Forth estuary in Scotland. At its northernmost point it meets the eastern end of the Roman Antonine Wall, once the northernmost boundary of the Roman Empire. Dere Street was a major supply route to the Roman forts along the eastern section of both Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall. This Entry describes the Roman camps and fortifications which you can visit on a northbound journey along this ancient road.
Roman name: "Trimontium" - 'the fort at the foot of the three Eildon Hills’
Journey total: 146 miles
The fort at Melrose was built in 80 AD and garrisoned for around 100 years. At its largest, the fort was 60,700 square metres and the garrison comprised 1,000 infantry and 500 cavalry. In all, the fort extended to 80,937 square metres of fortified areas and enclosures, grouped around a parade ground. A large settlement developed to support the garrison, and this featured shrines as well as a military amphitheatre. The water supply for the fort and town came from over 200 wells dug around the site.
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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abbey of Melrose
Located in Roxburghshire, founded in 1136 by King David I, was the earliest Cistercian monastery established in Scotland.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Chronicle of Melrose
It opens with the year 735, ends abruptly in 1270, and is founded solely upon the Cottonian Manuscript, Faustina B. ix, in the British Museum, the only ancient ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Jocelin
Cistercian monk and Bishop of Glasgow; d. at Melrose Abbey in 1199. On 22 April, 1170, being then prior of Melrose, he was chosen abbot, on the resignation of ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Boisil
Superior of Melrose Abbey, d. 664. Almost all that is known of St. Boisil is learnt from Bede (Eccles. Hist., IV, xxvii, and Vita Cuthberti). He derived his information ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Furness Abbey
... Second abbot of Melrose"; "Life of St. Kentigern or Mungo". The names of thirty- two abbots of Furness are known, the last being Roger Pyle. In October, 1535 ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Cuthbert
He was probably born in the neighbourhood of Mailros (Melrose) of lowly parentage, for as a boy he used to tend sheep on the mountain-sides near that ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abbey of Rievaulx
... most celebrated monastery in England; many others sprang from it, the most important of them being Melrose, the first Cistecian monastery built in Scotland.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz
He was in turn Abbot of Melrose (Scotland), Abbot-Superior of the Benedictines of Vienna, and grand-vicar to the Archbishop of Prague. In 1648, when the ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Eata
As early as 651 he was elected Abbot of Melrose, which was then within the metropolitan jurisdiction of York. With the increase of the Christian population in ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Dryburgh Abbey
A monastery belonging to the canons of the Premonstratensian Order (Norbertine or White Canons), situated four miles south-east of Melrose, Scotland.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Kinloss
The monastery was colonized from Melrose and the greater part of the church and buildings were erected before 1200. Pope Alexander III confirmed the royal ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Ethelwold
... are (2) St. Ethelwold, monk of Ripon, anchoret at Lindisfarne, d. about 720; feast kept 23 March; and (3) St. Ethelwold, Abbot of Melrose, Bishop of Lindisfarne, ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: John Barbour
An earlier, incomplete manuscript, written by Fenton, a monk of Melrose, in 1369, is not extant. "The Bruce", extending through 6,000 octosyllabic couplets, ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Newbattle
Newbattle Abbey was a filiation of Melrose (itself a daughter of Clairvaux) and was situated, according to Cistercian usages, in a beautiful valley along the South ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Cistercians in the British Isles
Among the offshoots of Rivaulx were Melrose and Revesby. Still more famous was Fountains near Ripon. The foundation was made in 1132 by a section of the ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Egbert
St. Egbert's own mission was made known to him by a monk, who, at Melrose, had been a disciple of St. Boisil. Appearing to this monk, St. Boisil sent him to tell ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Jedburgh
... of the erection of the priory into an abbey, when prior Osbert (styled in the Melrose chronicle "primus abbas de Geddeworth") was raised to the abbatial dignity.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Scoto-Hibernian Monasteries
... recorded to have resigned his office and returned to the stately abbey of Melrose, which he preferred to what he called that poor cottage of the monks of Deir".
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Scotland
... while in the east of Scotland Lothian honours as its first apostle the great St. Cuthbert, who entered the monastery of Melrose in 650, and became bishop, with ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Index for J
Job - One of the books of the Old Testament, and the chief personage in it. Jocelin - Cistercian monk and Bishop of Glasgow; d. at Melrose Abbey in 1199 ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Index for D
Dryburgh Abbey - A monastery belonging to the canons of the Premonstratensian Order (Norbertine or White Canons), situated four miles south-east of Melrose, ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Index for B
Boisil, Saint - Abbot of Melrose, renowned for prophetic gifts, taught St. Cuthbert. St. Boisil died in 664. Bois-le-Duc - Diocese lies within the Dutch province of ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Index for M
Melrose Abbey - Located in Roxburghshire, founded in 1136 by King David I, ...Melrose, Chronicle of - It opens with the year 735, ends abruptly in 1270, and is ...
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Gothic Architecture
In Scotland French influence was more pronounced than in the South, and the Norman of Jedburgh and Kelso, the Gothic of Dryburgh, Melrose, and Edinburgh ...
The Border town of Melrose had a monastery in the 7th century, founded by St Aiden but by the 12th century it was derelict. King David I encouraged Cistercian monks to go there and they founded "Melrose Abbey" in 1136. However, being in the Borders, it was destroyed in the 1385 by Richard II from England. It was rebuilt but destroyed again in 1545.
Other places named "Melrose" around the world are at Australia (South and Western), Canada (Nova Scotia), USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Wisconsin) and a "Melrose Park" in Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania. There is a "Melrose Place" in Los Angeles and there is (was?) a "Melrose Place" on American TV! Not a bit like Melrose, New Mexico where the US Air Force has a bombing range! And a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand is also named "Melrose" while "Melrose" forms part of a number of suburban names such as "Melrose Arch", Estate and North, all in Johannesburg, "Melrose Park" (Adelaide and Sydney in Australia and Chicago and Houston in the States) and "Melrose Highlands" (Boston).
The Ride to Melrose - Scott, Sir Walter (1771 - 1832).
... waken'd by the winds alone. 1.151 But when Melrose he reach'd, 'twas silence all: 1.152 He ...
On the Departure of Sir Walter Scott from Abbotsford, for Naples - Wordsworth, William (1770 - 1850).
Hills, a striking feature of the landscape near Melrose and Abbotsford. They were associated with legends ...
Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg - Wordsworth, William (1770 - 1850).
... of Melrose Abbey. Back to Line 19] the frolic and the gentle: adjectives chosen as true of Lamb and ...
Melrose ist eine Stadt mit etwa 1.820 Einwohnern (Schätzung 2004) im schottischen Grenzland (Scottish Borders) am Ufer des Flusses Tweed. Der Name "Melrose" stammt vom keltischen "mail-rhos", was so viel wie "bestellte, bewirtschaftete Wiese" bedeutet. Melrose liegt in der County Roxburghshire.
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- Calendar 2004 - Print your own from a selection of 96 pictures of Scotland.
- Castle Photo Library - Take the tour of 50+ good size photos of Scottish castles.
- Castles to Stay In - 30+ castles in Scotland which offer accommodation.
- Colours of Scotland - 28 flowers, berries, foliage and other plants in autumn/fall.
- Edinburgh's Capital Christmas - Fairy-tale castle in a winter wonderland.
- Edinburgh's Hogmanay - a massive street party - and lots more too.
- Edinburgh Photo Library - Over 70 views of the main tourist attractions.
- Flowers of Scotland - Twelve Months - blooms from every month of the year.
- Flowers of Scotland - Spring - 100+ graphics of Scottish spring flowers.
- Flowers of Scotland - Summer - Graphics of Scottish summer flowers.
- Flowers of Scotland - Two Dozen Roses - 24 illustrations of rose trials in a Glasgow park.
- Flowers of Scotland - Flipbooks - The technology turns the page for you.
- Glasgow Flower Show - 18 pictures from the Victoria Park show.
- Glasgow Photo Library - Over 70 views of Glasgow sights plus notes on each one.
- Glasgow Tower - a birds-eye view from the top of the tallest building in Scotland.
- Glasgow Winterfest - Brightening up the winter months to Hogmanay.
- International Festival of the Sea - 600 vessels at Leith in May 2003.
- Outer Hebrides Islands - Photos, lots of information and links.
- Places to Stay - Up-market castles, hotels and trains.
- Places to Eat - Restaurants great and small, worth going back to.
- Places to Visit in Scotland - Illustrated guide to many tourist attractions.
- Romantic Scotland - Follow in Madonna's footsteps.
- Scottish Place Names and How to Pronounce Them - A tourist's guide.
- Selection of the Best Scottish Web Sites - 50 of the best.
- Taste of Scotland - Where to find good Scottish food.
- Where Am I? - A picture quiz about Scottish places.
- Bonnie Bloomin' Heather - 24 illustrations of one of Scotland's symbols.
- Clan/Family Histories - For over 100 Scottish surnames.
- Clans and Tartans FAQ - All about the clans and tartans of Scotland.
- Did You Know? - A miscellany of facts and information about Scotland.
- Glasgow Cuisine - The positive changes in Glasgow restaurants.
- How to Organise a Burns' Supper - Guidance for 25 January.
- New York City's Own Tartan - Presented on Tartan Day, 2002.
- Parliamo Scots? - An introduction to everyday Scots language.
- Poetry Resources - 130+ Scottish poems and biographies of some Scottish poets of note.
- Researching Your Family Tree - How to find your Scottish roots.
- St Andrew/Caledonian/Scottish Societies - Links to these organisations around the world.
- Scotsman Newspaper - has contributed much to the culture of Scotland.
- Scottish Banknotes - The colourful history of this part of Scottish culture.
- Scottish Battles - 40 conflicts that shaped Scotland.
- Scottish Festivals - Start on 1 January and finish on Hogmanay.
- Scottish Forenames - Origins of 100+ Scottish first names.
- Scottish History - Massacre of Glencoe - Reverberating still.
- Scottish Parliament - Yesterday and Today - From Robert the Bruce to Holyrood.
- Scottish History - Ragman Rolls - Signed by 2000 nobles in 1296.
- Scottish Myths and Legends - From Shellycoats to Nessie's Internet diary....
- Scottish Placenames Round the World - Examples from USA to Antartica.
- Scottish Songs - 150+ songs you know (almost) and love.
- Symbols of Scotland - Graphics of kilts, tartans, thistles, flags, crowns, pipes and pipers - and more!
- Tartan Day - Events on 6 April in the US and elsewhere.
- Taste of Scotland - The organisation which set out to improve Scottish cuisine.
- Timeline of Scottish History - Hundreds of Scottish historical events in chronological sequence.
- Tunes of Glory - 8,000 Pipers on Tartan Day, New York, 6 April 2002.
- Who Wants to be a Scottish History Expert? - a fun quiz to test and extend your knowledge.
- Who Wants to be a Famous Scots Expert? - another quiz, this time about Scots who have made an impact.
- Art Exhibitions During the Edinburgh Festival, 2003 - A selection of the wide variety on view.
- Battle of Britain Air Display - 48 graphics of the Leuchars air show, September 2002.
- Edinburgh International Festival 2002 - Introduction to the largest arts festival in the world.
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival - How it started, how it grew.
- Edinburgh International Festival 2004 - A personal view of some of the performances.
- Edinburgh Fringe Reviews - A selection of Fringe performances in 2004.
- Edinburgh International Book Festival - Review of 2004 festival.
- Edinburgh International Film Festival - Review of 2003 festival.
- Enchanted Forest - Amazing Son et Lumière event in Perthshire woods.
- Foot Stompin Celtic Music - specialises in the bright young stars of Scottish Traditional Music.
- Hogmanay Around Scotland - Celebrations around the country.
- Quotable Scots - Scores of quotations by and about the Scots.
- Scottish Humour - A large selection of humour/humor...
- Scottish Tattoo 2003 - Pipes, drums, dancers, singers.
- Screensavers and Windows Themes - 20 Scottish screensavers.
- Webcam Views of Scotland - Live pictures from locations all around the country.
- Burns and a' that - A Celebration of Life and Contemporary Scottish Culture
- Famous Scots - From saints in the 6th century to Billy Connolly.
- Enabling Services for Disabled - Web sites giving help and advice for the disabled in Scotland.
- Kings and Queens of Scotland, England and France - A chronological "crib sheet" of the dates when they reigned.
- Monarchs of Scotland - Short biographies, from Kenneth macAlpin in 843 to Queen Anne in 1707.
- The Queen Mum's 100 Scottish Years - An illustrated biography.
- Ian Rankin and Inspector Rebus - The best-selling author and the gritty Edinburgh detective.
- The Write Stuff - Scottish Writers from Hugh MacDiarmid to J. K. Rowling
- Carlo Menotti - Scottish based composer who created the Spoleto Festival.
Here are the origins of over a 100 forenames or first names which are found in Scotland today. Nearly all the names in the "Top 100" names registered for babies born and registered during 1999 are here - plus a lot more. They are often used in other parts of the world too, so you may find your own name here, whether or not you have Scottish roots. If you have a name which is not on this list but which has a Scottish connection, drop a note to Scottie and I'll try to find its origins.
A number of reference books have been used to compile this information including "Scottish Forenames" by Donald Whyte, "Traditional Scottish First Names" by Gail Dixon-Smith, "Celtic Names for Children" by Loretto Todd and "Scottish First Names" by George Mackay.
Aaron | Abigail | Adam | Agnes | Aidan | Aileen | Ailsa | Ainslie / Ainsley | Alan | Alana | Alistair / Alasdair / Alister | Alice / Alison | Amy | Andrew | Angus | Anna /Anne / Ann | Archibald | Arthur | Ben / Benjamin | Blair | Bonnie | Brenda | Brendan / Brandon | Bridget | Bruce | Callum / Calum | Cameron | Carol | Catherine / Katherine / Kathryn / Catriona | Charles / Charlie | Chloe | Christopher | Ciara | Colin | Connor / Conor | Courtney | Craig | Daniel | David | Declan | Derek | Douglas | Dugald / Dougal | Duncan | Dylan | Elizabeth / Lisa | Elspeth | Emma | Emily / Emilia | Erin | Euan | Euphemia | Farquhar | Fergus | Fiona / Ffiona/ Ffion | Flora | Fraser | Gail | Gary | Gavin | Geoffrey | George / Georgina | Gordon | Grace | Graham / Graeme | Grant | Gregor | Grizel / Grizelda / Griselda | Hamish | Hannah / Hanna | Heather | Helen | Holly / Hollie | Hugh | Ian / Iain | Iona | Isobel / Isabel | Isla | Lachlan | Jade | James | Jason | Jean | Jennifer / Jenna | Jessica | John | Jordan | Joyce | Kieran / Keiron | Keith | Kenneth | Kirsty / Kirsten | Kylie | Lachlan | Lauren | Leah | Leslie / Lesley | Lewis | Liam | Lisa / Elizabeth | Lorna | Louise / Louisa | Lucy | Lynette / Lynn | Magnus | Malcolm | Margaret | Mark | Mary / Mhàiri | Megan | Michael | Moira | Morag | Munro | Murine / Murron / Muirne / Myrna | Niamh | Nicola / Nicole | Owen | Patrick / Patricia | Peter | Rachel / Rachael | Raymond | Rebecca | Rhiannon / Rhian | Richard | Robert | Robyn | Ross | Rory | Rowena / Rowen / Rowan | Ryan | Samantha | Sarah | Sean / Shaun / Shane | Shannon | Sheila | Shona | Siobhán | Stacey / Stacie / Stacy | Stephen / Steven | Stuart / Stewart | Theresa | Thomas | Una | William
As Scots emigrated around the world they often reminded themselves of home by giving Scottish place names to the locations in which they settled. Most of these Scottish names are found in North America and Australia / New Zealand. 50% of the suburban names in Dunedin have a Scottish connection - and "Dunedin" itself is the old name for "Edinburgh", Scotland's capital city. But they also pop up with unfailing regularity in sub-Saharan Africa (there are at least 550 towns, suburbs, villages, mountains, rivers and other topographical features in South Africa alone) and Asia ("Aberdeen" in Hong Kong is perhaps the best known).
Toponymist researcher Ian Kendall has provided another perspective. He is taking cities and towns around the world and finding the origins of the names used in their districts and suburbs. He has supplied the Scottish-related names found in a number of locations around the world. The current cities/towns are:
- Adelaide, Australia
- Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Bridgetown, Barbados
- Brisbane, Australia
- Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Cape Town, South Africa
- East London, South Africa
- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- Harare, Zimbabwe
- Houston, Texas, USA
- Kingston, Jamaica
- Melbourne, Australia
- Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Perth, Australia
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
- Port Elizabeth, South Africa
- Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
- Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
- Sydney, Australia
- Townsville, Queensland, Australia
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Washington, DC, USA
- Wellington, New Zealand
- Wilmington, Delaware, USA
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Aberdeen | Ayr | Bannockburn | Caledonia | Campbeltown | Culloden | Dallas | Douglas | Dumbarton | Dunbar | Dundee | Edinburgh | Elgin
Fife | Glasgow | Glencoe | Hamilton | Houston | Inverness | Kelso | Lanark | Leith | Leslie | Montrose | Oban
Orkney | Paisley | Perth | Rutherglen | Saint Andrews | Scotland | Stirling
Visitors to Scotland who have only seen Scottish place names in print sometimes mis-pronounce them. So here is a feature explaining how to pronounce many of the place names which can be found in Scotland. Along the way you will also learn some of the origins of these Scottish names.
But to start with, here is the advice given by Ronald MacDonald Douglas, a writer and nationalist, regarding the finer points of Scottish pronunciation... After reading it, however, do not despair!
"...do try to sound the "r", although not with the exaggerated trill usually given it by so-called 'Scotch' comedians. But, again this to my English readers, don't even attempt to get the guttural sounds of "ach" and "loch". You will only strangle yourselves. To say "ach!" correctly you need generations of Scots blood behind you, and you must have been born with the peat-reek in your nostrils, and the sight of the hills as the first thing you clapped your eyes on."
Aberdour | Auchenshuggle | Auchtermuchty | Balerno | Balluchillish | Beauly | Braemar | Broughty Ferry | Carnoustie | Comrie | Culross | Culter | Doune | Drymen | Eaglesham | Edinburgh | Ecclefechan | Eilean Donan | Elie | Findochty | Forfar | Garioch | Glasgow | Holyrood | Inveraray | Islay | Kilconquhar | Kilmacolm | Kingussie | Kirkcudbright | Kirkcaldy | Lairig Grhu | Lesmahagow | Loch | Milngavie | Oban | Penicuik | Poolewe | Sanquhar | Sauchiehall Street | Wemyss
Here are illustrations of many of the symbols of Scotland from bagpipes, tartan and flags to William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, thistles and Scotland at war.
The thumbnail pictures below lead to the illustrations for that symbol.
Kilts | Tartan | Thistles | Flags | Honours of Scotland | Crests | Pipes and Pipers | Lochs | Maps of Scotland | Robert the Bruce | Mary Queen of Scots | William Wallace | Scotland at War
Die Geschichte | Der Clan MacLeod | Der Whisky | Daten & Fakten | Berühmte Schotten | Links | Fotos | TV-Tipps & News | Literarisches Quartett
Was weiß man in Deutschland über Schottland? Es ist voller Schafe, es regnet andauernd und wenn die Schotten gegen ihren Lieblingsfeind England zu Felde ziehen malen sie sich das Gesicht blau an. Soweit die landläufige Meinung, ich hoffe nach dem Besuch dieser Seite hat sich das Bild schon ein wenig gewandelt. Schottland wird nicht alleine von Tartan ("Karomuster"), Kilt ("Schottenrock"), Bagpipes ("Dudelsack") und Tossing the Caber ("Baumstämme werfen") ausgemacht.
Herzlich willkommen auf meinen Schottland-Seiten. Ihr findet hier viele Hundert Fotos von verschiedenen Regionen Schottlands, Informationen und Fotos von schottischen Leuchttürmen, Songtexte schottischer Traditionals, allerlei Wissenswertes über schottischen Whisky und vieles mehr.
- Schottland: Kurzinfos Schottland | Geschichte Schottlands | Zeittafel | Themen | Declaration of Arbroath | Declaration of Breda | Berühmte Persönlichkeiten der Frauenrechtsbewegung | Burgen, Schlösser, Monumente u. Bauwerke | Burgen und Schlösser | Dunnottar Castle | Inverlochy Castle | Slains Castle | Monumente u. Denkmäler | Glenfinnan Monument | Antike Monumente | Brochs | Dun Telve Broch | Dun Troddan Broch | Bauwerke | Glenfinnan Viadukt | Reise | Leuchtturm - Unterkünfte | Whisky | Scotch whisky | Die Whisky- HerstellungvWissenswertes über Whisky
- Leuchttürme: interaktive Landkarte | alphabetische Liste
- Musik: Songtexte | Meine Lieblingsbands - nicht nur aus Schottland | Eure Lieblingsbands
- Verschiedenes: Spiele | Literatur | Service-Portal
It is said to have been brought from Ireland by Fergus, son of Eric, who led the Dalriads to the shores of Argyllshire.
Scotland itself was often called the "Kingdom of Scone", ...
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Scottish Language Dictionaries is the quintessential research organisation for the Scots Language. We are responsible for the major dictionaries of the Scots Language and undertake a wide range of educational outreach work with people of all ages and abilities. Please explore our site and contact us if we can be of any assistance. We can help with your language queries, whether they are for the Sunday crossword or for an academic publication, and this website provides a wealth of information on Scots, its history and usage.
- What is Scots?
- Scots song
- Scots Dialects
The Main Dialects of Scots
"Scots" is the collective name for Scottish dialects known also as "Doric", "Lallans" and "Scotch" or by more local names such as "Buchan", "Dundonian", "Glesca" or "Shetland".
There are four main dialect regions sub divided into 10 sub dialects;
- Insular (Orkney & Shetland)
- Northern (Caithness, North East, East Angus & Kincardine)
- Central (East Central North, East Central South, West Central, & South Central)
- Southern (Southern aka Borders)
- Dialect - Shetland - When using English, we say 'Shetland dialect' or just 'the dialect'. 'Shetlandic' is an English name used when writing in English >read more
- Dialect - Orkney - The term Orcadian is sometimes used in English but the dialect is known as Orkney in Scots.Today's Orkney dialect, like that of Shetland, is pervaded with Norse words and turns of speech. Orkney dialect differs from >read more
- Dialect - Caithness - The dialect is generally known as Caitnes ('Kate-niss') which is the local form of the county name in Scots.Although Caithness (Caitnes) faces towards Orkney, it forms part of another, >read more
- Dialect - North East - The dialect of the North East forms part of the wider Northern Scots dialect, but to many of its speakers it is known as The Doric in recognition of its strong association with the farming communities >read more
- Dialect - East Angus and Kincardine - People here have traditionally called their dialect Scots or Scotch, but if you live in the northern part of the region you might say you speak Mearns, while those who are in the s >read more
- Dialect - East Central South - The dialect is known as East Central South to distinguish it from the related dialect further north. Speakers call their dialect Scots or Scotch >read more
- Dialect - South Central - Scots has been spoken here since the Middle Ages. The dialect is known as South Central Scots, because it is closely related to the other dialects of Central area. >read more
- Dialect - West Central - This dialect covers a large area known as West Central Scots, though speakers usually call their dialect Scots or Scotch which are the traditional names for the language. With >read more
- Dialect - East Central North - The dialect of this region has long been called either Scots (the traditional name) or Scotch. In the city of Dundee, which is on the edge of this region... >read more
- Dialect - Borders Scots - Borders Scots (Southern Scots) is spoken through a region that covers the greater part of the Borders >read more
The SCOTS project is the first large-scale project of its kind for Scotland. It aims to build a large electronic collection of both written and spoken texts for the languages of Scotland. This is a resource which is urgently needed if we are to address the gap which presently exists in our knowledge of Scotland's languages.
Das "UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee", kurz "UK-APC" ist ein Komitee des Vereinigten Königreichs zur Empfehlung von Namen im Britischen Antarktisterritorium und in Südgeorgien und den südlichen Sandwichinseln.
Scottish Words translated and Illustrated are added here weekly. Why Scottish words? They are full of attitude, great on the ear, emotive, and most are not too far from English which makes it globally accessible. Plus I hear and speak it every day. Perfect for the job. The latest Word here.
1 Scottish Words in the 2017 archive
- Jan 08 Bumbazed
13 Scottish Words in the 2016 archive
- Dec 30 Shot
- Dec 22 Loom o morn
- Dec 13 Langsome
- Dec 04 Plowt
- Oct 19 Maugre
- Oct 11 Denner-Poke
- Oct 03 Daunder
- Sep 22 Birk
- Sep 15 Tounser
3 Scottish Words in the 2015 archive
- Mar 21 Mell
- Mar 07 Pussie
1 Scottish Words in the 2014 archive
- Nov 24 Troosers, troos
27 Scottish Words in the 2012 archive
- Jul 23 Diddle
- Jul 16 Rackle
- Jul 09 Bouk
- Jun 24 Crotly
- Jun 12 Gairdner
- Jun 08 Tirlie
- Jun 04 Bysyn
- May 28 Ert
- May 20 Gangyls
- Mar 04 Dryte
- Feb 28 Argie
- Feb 20 Mak oot
- Feb 13 chattle
- Feb 07 Picher
- Jan 30 Shank
- Jan 26 Draiglet
- Jan 16 Hivna
- Jan 09 Onythin
- May 13 Awfy
- May 06 Yokit
- Apr 28 Gralloch
- Apr 20 Tackety Bits
- Apr 14 Aside
- Apr 07 Bowsie
- Mar 27 Tuith
- Mar 20 Knapdarloch
- Mar 14 Wye
50 Scottish Words in the 2011 archive
- Dec 30 Stammygaster
- Dec 26 Girn
- Dec 03 Ca Canny
- Nov 26 Afore
- Nov 20 Thirl
- Nov 13 Slee
- Nov 06 Pleen
- Oct 28 Skeerie
- Oct 23 Deuk
- Oct 17 Airt
- Oct 10 Attery
- Oct 03 Faither
- Sep 24 Buddy
- Sep 17 Saft
- Sep 11 Auld Nick
- Sep 05 Ingang
- Aug 29 Birdie
- Apr 17 Stert
- Apr 13 Didna
- Apr 02 Waw
- Mar 29 Ben
- Mar 21 Baw
- Mar 16 Baudrons
- Mar 13 Lugs
- Mar 07 Beswakkit
- Feb 27 Bawtie
- Feb 20 Stooshie
- Feb 14 Steivel
- Feb 07 Scouther
- Jan 31 Falset loon.
- Jan 25 Ilka
- Jan 14 Links
- Jan 07 Caw
- Aug 22 Shilpit
- Aug 15 Unhed
- Aug 07 Pernicketie
- Jul 29 humph
- Jul 24 bawbee
- Jul 18 Coont
- Jul 11 Spune
- Jul 04 spae
- Jun 27 Hirple
- Jun 20 Forhoo
- Jun 13 Flodge
- Jun 04 Chook
- May 30 Forloppin
- May 23 entechment
- May 16 Yirr
- May 11 Ern
- May 02 Swack
49 Scottish Words in the 2010 archive
- Dec 25 sprog
- Dec 18 Threid
- Dec 12 Dottle
- Dec 05 Sterve
- Nov 25 Spinkie
- Nov 18 Awricht
- Nov 11 Dear
- Nov 01 Moger
- Oct 24 Stammle
- Oct 15 Stank
- Oct 10 Oursels
- Oct 04 Daffin
- Sep 27 Doup
- Sep 20 Ramstougarous
- Sep 06 Braw
- Aug 30 Haunless
- Apr 25 Gemm
- Apr 19 Mirken
- Apr 09 Lorne Sausage
- Apr 04 Boak
- Mar 29 Wheeple
- Mar 21 Scowder
- Mar 15 Wirm
- Mar 08 Whiff
- Feb 28 Pallie fittit
- Feb 19 Glaur
- Feb 14 Fash
- Feb 07 Wrang
- Jan 31 G’aun yersel
- Jan 25 Darg
- Jan 18 Skinnymalink
- Jan 10 Twa hipper skite
- Jan 01 Splatter
- Aug 22 Flech
- Aug 15 Socht
- Aug 08 Coupon
- Aug 01 Tirraneese
- Jul 26 Athegither
- Jul 14 Maun
- Jul 12 Spin
- Jul 05 Carlie
- Jun 28 Scunner
- Jun 14 Timmer
- Jun 11 Trachle
- May 31 Denner
- May 22 Yiz
- May 16 Gibble
- May 11 Muckle
- May 03 Bourie
49 Scottish Words in the 2009 archive
- Dec 25 Scutter
- Dec 19 Mooth
- Dec 11 No_Wice
- Dec 04 Peh
- Nov 27 Hing
- Nov 20 Bane
- Nov 12 Besom
- Nov 05 Whillywha
- Oct 31 Spirlie
- Oct 23 Bridie
- Oct 16 Wanthriven
- Oct 08 Ablach
- Oct 01 Gullion
- Sep 25 hame
- Sep 18 pilk
- Sep 11 Graip
- May 14 Aboon
- May 07 Hochmagandy
- Apr 28 Glottnit
- Apr 21 Bonny
- Apr 14 Docknail
- Apr 07 Guid
- Mar 30 Bucksturdie
- Mar 21 Birl
- Mar 13 Roond
- Mar 09 Intimmers
- Mar 02 Tirran
- Feb 22 Untaigle
- Feb 14 Laberlethin
- Feb 07 Cack
- Jan 31 Ilk
- Jan 25 Waukit
- Jan 07 Girnie
- Sep 04 Shinty
- Aug 31 Twa
- Aug 28 Purl, purls
- Aug 20 Auld
- Aug 13 Blin
- Aug 06 Puggle, puggled
- Jul 21 Warld
- Jul 16 Stymie
- Jul 09 Wanwitty
- Jul 02 Foutie
- Jun 25 Drumle
- Jun 18 Rake
- Jun 11 Glaiss
- Jun 04 Faik
- May 28 Slather
- May 21 Ferntickle
47 Scottish Words in the 2008 archive
- Dec 31 feechie
- Dec 25 Brainwode
- Dec 14 Burd
- Dec 07 Stirk
- Nov 28 Bocht
- Nov 21 Firth
- Nov 11 Flooer
- Nov 05 Lokit
- Oct 31 Gyper
- Oct 16 Ruckle
- Oct 09 Knackie
- Oct 02 Haun, haund
- Sep 25 Lunt
- Sep 18 Howdie
- Sep 12 Tash
- Sep 04 Widdie
- Apr 18 Kebbock
- Apr 11 Tae
- Apr 03 Sweir-erse
- Mar 28 Fornacket
- Mar 21 Hissel
- Mar 15 Lowpen
- Mar 08 Buik
- Feb 28 Whits the neb
- Feb 21 Rousie
- Feb 14 Gowf
- Feb 07 Mak
- Jan 31 Thegither
- Jan 25 Luve
- Jan 14 Yivvery
- Jan 07 Feerochry
- Aug 29 Aberdeen Sweetie
- Aug 21 Shouder
- Aug 14 Sair
- Aug 07 Mauchty
- Jul 31 Gaein
- Jul 21 Luggie
- Jul 17 Plastipoke
- Jul 10 Japple
- Jun 26 Scone
- Jun 20 Cuil
- Jun 13 Gate
- May 23 Meffin
- May 15 Trollie-bags
- May 08 Widd
- May 01 Swats
- Apr 21 Cuttle
50 Scottish Words in the 2007 archive
- Dec 31 Onie
- Dec 25 Thoucht
- Dec 19 Camceil
- Dec 07 Row
- Nov 27 Kithan
- Nov 20 Proadge
- Nov 12 Keech
- Nov 05 Hud
- Oct 30 Waur
- Oct 25 Thoumb
- Oct 18 Craig
- Oct 11 Dovie
- Sep 28 Obleege
- Sep 21 Speir
- Sep 14 Skell
- Sep 06 Pou
- Aug 30 Feart
- Apr 19 Vex
- Apr 09 Runaboot
- Apr 05 Naebuddy
- Mar 29 Hair-kaimer
- Mar 21 Scrieve
- Mar 15 Bide
- Mar 08 Canty
- Mar 01 Cutty-Stool
- Feb 22 Wallie
- Feb 15 Guff
- Feb 09 Clype
- Jan 31 Cushie
- Jan 25 Gree
- Jan 18 Toul
- Jan 14 Speld
- Jan 08 Lifted.
- Aug 16 Fleet Dyke
- Aug 09 Streek
- Aug 02 Weet
- Jul 26 Mattle
- Jul 19 Peper
- Jul 12 Pouder
- Jul 05 Windie
- Jun 28 Numpty
- Jun 21 Chairge
- Jun 14 Droon
- Jun 07 Tentie
- May 31 Aisle-tuith
- May 24 Gaup
- May 17 Tam o shanter
- May 10 Slaver, Slavers
- May 03 Crannog
- Apr 26 Craik
49 Scottish Words in the 2006 archive
- Dec 31 Lichtit.
- Dec 25 Bannock
- Dec 18 Pieters Ploo
- Dec 08 Brose
- Nov 24 Wicht
- Nov 17 Creel
- Nov 05 Kenmark
- Oct 28 Puckle
- Oct 19 Souple
- Oct 12 Wheech
- Oct 05 Aff
- Sep 28 Claes
- Sep 21 Bidie-in
- Sep 14 mauny
- Sep 07 Lintel
- Aug 31 Sclaff
- Apr 27 Sook
- Apr 20 Whit
- Apr 13 Jist
- Apr 06 Mogert
- Mar 31 Hoolet
- Mar 24 Bools
- Mar 17 Gowd
- Mar 10 Sey
- Mar 03 Radge
- Feb 23 Aix
- Feb 17 Micht
- Feb 11 Unco
- Feb 03 Banshee
- Jan 25 Sonsie
- Jan 16 Greenbane
- Jan 09 Hee haw inaw
- Jan 01 Thon
- Aug 24 Fushion
- Aug 17 Stertit
- Aug 10 Saifgaird
- Aug 03 Knapscap
- Jul 27 Scrochen
- Jul 20 Sicht
- Jul 13 Gaup
- Jul 07 Abile
- Jun 28 Watter
- Jun 22 Een
- Jun 15 Foldie
- Jun 08 Cleek
- May 29 Shaw
- May 20 Taigle
- May 11 Dorbie
- May 04 Wisni
48 Scottish Words in the 2005 archive
- Dec 25 Baffies
- Dec 16 Thummart
- Dec 09 Clappin
- Dec 01 Podger
- Nov 25 Fizzin
- Nov 18 Smeddum
- Nov 11 Drap
- Nov 04 Staun
- Oct 28 Fae
- Oct 20 Laldie
- Oct 12 Hingin
- Oct 05 Spung
- Sep 28 Snagger
- Sep 21 Cuiter
- Sep 14 Corbie Stanes
- Sep 07 Pentin
- Apr 22 Flichter
- Apr 17 Kilfuddoch
- Apr 10 Yince
- Apr 03 Toom
- Mar 31 Blowder
- Mar 24 Puggie
- Mar 17 Gleg
- Mar 11 Kist
- Mar 03 Gype
- Feb 24 Lee
- Feb 18 Funk
- Feb 11 Moup
- Feb 03 Plottin
- Jan 25 Tint
- Jan 14 Glaikit
- Jan 07 Kepper
- Aug 31 Swatch.
- Aug 24 Ower sair
- Aug 11 Douce
- Aug 04 Anti Shoogle
- Jul 28 Smirr
- Jul 21 Droogled
- Jul 14 Adae
- Jul 07 Keek
- Jun 25 Pump
- Jun 16 Clamjamfry
- Jun 09 Broon
- Jun 02 Forrit
- May 26 Bamstick
- May 19 Scalpit
- May 12 Siller
- May 05 Pally Jeukit
47 Scottish Words in the 2004 archive
- Dec 30 Reid
- Dec 23 Aboot
- Dec 16 Lick
- Dec 09 Howtowdie
- Dec 01 Birsie
- Nov 25 Selkie
- Nov 18 Sploosh
- Nov 11 Puddie Doo
- Nov 05 Derf
- Oct 28 Beglamour
- Oct 21 Mair
- Oct 14 Dossinit
- Oct 07 Napper
- Sep 30 Unfierdy
- Sep 23 Stroup
- Sep 15 Mulligrumph
- Apr 27 Edder
- Apr 15 Lade
- Apr 08 Scratcher
- Apr 01 Yer
- Mar 24 Awbody
- Mar 17 Queeriosity
- Mar 10 Inby
- Mar 03 Dod
- Feb 24 Shak
- Feb 16 Tottie
- Feb 09 Eechie Ochie
- Feb 01 Steid
- Jan 25 Brithers
- Jan 15 Hap
- Jan 04 Scash
- Sep 07 Sclaff
- Aug 30 Besom
- Aug 22 Wame
- Aug 14 widni
- Aug 06 Fallachen
- Jul 29 Nicht
- Jul 22 Ticht
- Jul 15 Hereaboot
- Jul 08 Hurl
- Jun 30 Midge
- Jun 24 Kiggle
- Jun 03 Focht
- May 27 Hae
- May 20 Wabbit
- May 12 Reel
- May 04 Widdle
52 Scottish Words in the 2003 archive
- Dec 31 Blaw
- Dec 24 Jeeliefish
- Dec 17 Hoo
- Dec 11 Muckleboukit
- Dec 05 Skellie
- Nov 26 Baith
- Nov 20 Quine
- Nov 15 Shin
- Nov 05 Furlie
- Oct 29 Neep
- Oct 23 Peely-Wally
- Oct 15 Pooch
- Oct 08 Redd
- Oct 01 Craiter
- Sep 24 Goustie
- Sep 17 Peep
- Sep 10 Gangin geir
- May 06 Wean
- Apr 30 Threave
- Apr 23 Sitooterie
- Apr 17 Thrapple
- Apr 11 Caw
- Apr 02 Dumfoonert
- Mar 24 Clook
- Mar 15 Coo’s lick
- Mar 11 Gies
- Mar 06 Birse
- Feb 26 Jouk
- Feb 19 Ech
- Feb 15 Peenie
- Feb 06 Blaw oot
- Jan 30 Howk
- Jan 25 Meat
- Jan 15 Creish
- Jan 03 Arra
- Sep 04 Nieve
- Aug 28 Giftie
- Aug 21 Doot
- Aug 14 Gonna
- Aug 07 Wha’s
- Jul 31 Aneath
- Jul 27 Afen
- Jul 17 Sma
- Jul 10 Piecebox
- Jul 03 Ingin
- Jun 25 Lumber
- Jun 18 Loup
- Jun 11 Onywye
- Jun 06 Yowp
- May 28 Owerbye
- May 21 Gutties
- May 14 Disna
48 Scottish Words in the 2002 archive
- Dec 31 Taws
- Dec 18 Ahint
- Dec 10 Wheesht
- Dec 04 Wheich
- Nov 27 Rax
- Nov 21 Stoor
- Nov 14 Spigot
- Nov 07 Craw
- Oct 31 Dook
- Oct 25 Erse
- Oct 19 Stook
- Oct 13 Dub
- Oct 07 Scuddler
- Sep 29 Jint
- Sep 23 Smit.
- Sep 16 Flee
- Apr 24 Chapper
- Apr 13 Lum
- Apr 06 Foosty
- Mar 22 Plettie
- Mar 15 Snell
- Mar 07 Skew-whiff
- Mar 03 Shoogle
- Feb 27 Nippit
- Feb 22 Boggle
- Feb 14 Licht
- Feb 07 Linn
- Jan 30 Haiverin
- Jan 25 Hearst
- Jan 16 Mumpin
- Jan 07 Skitie
- Jan 01 Skitters
- Sep 08 Lug
- Aug 31 Semmit
- Aug 21 Bree
- Aug 13 Moudie
- Aug 05 Re-airt
- Jul 17 Lowse
- Jul 10 Forfend
- Jul 02 Jaggie
- Jun 22 Gubbed
- Jun 13 Bunnet
- Jun 08 Spurtle
- May 30 Oxter
- May 23 Duds
- May 16 Chow
- May 11 Heid the baw
- May 01 Dreep
50 Scottish Words in the 2001 archive
- Dec 22 Wifie
- Dec 12 Wirrock
- Dec 06 Scud
- Nov 29 whirligigums
- Nov 22 Pochle
- Nov 15 Lavvy
- Nov 07 Plook
- Oct 30 Kent
- Oct 24 Messages
- Oct 17 Hud on
- Oct 09 On the Bash
- Oct 01 Ugsome
- Sep 27 Peg-oot
- Sep 19 Barkit
- Sep 12 Wallies
- Sep 04 Wiskir
- Aug 24 Corrie fisted
- Apr 17 Bool-backed
- Apr 10 Cundie
- Apr 04 Ploo
- Mar 28 Stobs
- Mar 20 Forfochten
- Mar 13 Breeks
- Mar 06 Snotter-box
- Feb 27 Neb
- Feb 20 Daft
- Feb 15 Deef
- Feb 06 Cludgie
- Feb 01 Piece
- Jan 25 Cuddy
- Jan 17 Puddock
- Jan 09 Nippit
- Jan 02 Hogmanay
- Aug 16 Weel weeded heid
- Aug 08 Guttered
- Aug 02 Coup
- Jul 25 Rone, Rones
- Jul 18 Broo
- Jul 13 Doon
- Jul 03 Din
- Jun 29 Sook
- Jun 20 Brae
- Jun 14 Geggie
- Jun 07 Jag
- May 30 Pudden
- May 23 Galluses
- May 16 Kale
- May 09 Heid
- May 03 Haddie
- Apr 26 Poke
47 Scottish Words in the 2000 archive
- Dec 28 Sheuch
- Dec 21 Puffed oot
- Dec 13 Clarty
- Nov 29 Rime
- Nov 22 Yowe
- Nov 14 Dicht
- Nov 08 Skip
- Nov 01 Guising
- Oct 24 Dominie
- Oct 17 Keeker
- Oct 10 Fouter
- Oct 03 Pouskered
- Sep 26 Tattie-bogle
- Sep 19 Coo
- Sep 12 Bowf
- Sep 05 Bogie
- May 02 Aye No.1
- Apr 25 Polis
- Apr 18 Couthie
- Apr 11 Heifer
- Apr 04 Dunt
- Mar 28 Dinni
- Mar 21 Drookit
- Mar 14 Doocot
- Mar 08 Dookers
- Feb 29 Drooth
- Feb 22 Bealin
- Feb 15 Stotter
- Feb 08 Bahoochie
- Feb 01 Blooter
- Jan 25 Cutty-sark
- Aug 28 Spug, spugs
- Aug 22 Nicky-tams
- Aug 08 Chiel
- Aug 01 Stravaig
- Jul 25 Sneck
- Jul 19 Scunnered
- Jul 11 Sneddin, sneddins
- Jul 05 Bampot
- Jun 27 Fleg
- Jun 20 Fitlike?
- Jun 13 Dreich
- Jun 06 Aye No.6
- May 30 Aye No.5
- May 23 Aye No.4
- May 16 Aye No.3
- May 09 Aye No.2
(anglais) = R.-U.
Bilder aus Schottland
- Schottland im Winter
- Schottland im Sommer
- Schottland im Sommer II
- Schottische Impressionen
- Scottish Songs & Poetry
Gaelic is spoken both in Ireland and in Scotland, in two distinct varieties that are generally referred to as Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic. Like Welsh, it is one of the Celtic languages and thus part of the Indo-European family. Gaelic is also sometimes referred to as Erse.
A book on the origin, meaning and history of Scottish surnames. The core of this work is a listing of over 8000 names, each with a concise history and cross-references. It should serve as a tool for genealogists, historians, or anyone with a general interest in Scotland.
"Solange hundert von uns am Leben sind, werden wir uns nie, unter welchen Bedingungen auch immer, der englischen Herrschaft unterwerfen." Die Schotten haben immer schon gern, wie 1320 in der Deklaration von Arbroath, einen Mythos um ihre Nation entworfen, von König Arthur über William Wallace, Robert the Bruce oder Bonnie Prince Charlie direkt bis zum Parlament in Edinburgh. Woher das kommt und ob es statt in destruktiven Separatismus auch in ein multinationales Großbritannien münden kann, das die schottische Kulturgeschichte in ein vielfältiges Europa trägt, das beleuchtet Michael Maurer in seinem historischen Überblick. Über den Autor Michael Maurer ist Professor für Kulturgeschichte an der Universität Jena.
- Einleitung: Schottland zwischen Klischee und aktueller Wirklichkeit
- Geschichte Schottlands vor der Entstehung einer schottischen Nation (Die ersten 10 000 Jahre)
- Die Entstehung eines schottischen Königreiches - Dynastie, Feudalismus, Städtewesen, Kirche und Kultursynthese (1124-1286)
- Die Unabhängigkeitskriege und die Entstehung eines schottischen Nationalbewußtseins (1286-1488)
- Renaissance und Reformation in Schottland (1488-1603)
- Schottland auf dem Weg der Union (1603-1707)
- Schottland in Union mit England: Von den Jakobiten bis zur Blüte der schottischen Aufklärung (1707-1801)
- Schottland in Union mit England und Irland - Romantik, Empire, Industrialisierung,Demokratisierung (1801-1920)
- Schottlands britisches Jahrhundert (1921-1999)
- Epilog: Die schottische Nation mit eigenem Parlament (seit 1999)
- Namens- und Ortsregister
- Zum Autor
The dialect of North-East Scotland, one of the most distinctive and best preserved in the country, survives as both a proudly maintained mark of local identity and the vehicle for a remarkable regional literature. The present study, after placing the dialect in its historical, geographical and social context, discusses in some detail a selection of previous accounts of its distinctive characteristics of phonology and grammar, showing that its shibboleths have been well recognised, and have remained consistent, over a long period. Passages of recorded speech are then examined, with extensive use of phonetic transcription. Finally, a representative selection of written texts, dating from the 18th century to the present and illustrating a wide variety of styles and genres, are presented with detailed annotations. A full glossary is also included. This study clearly demonstrates both the individuality of the dialect and the richness of the local culture of which it is an integral part.
2. Auflage 2014. 300 Seiten mit 750 Abb., 28 x 24 cm, gebunden
Was macht einen großartigen Whisky aus? Wie genießt man Whisky am besten? Warum sind Eichenfässer so entscheidend? Antworten auf alle Fragen rund um das Kultgetränk gibt diese inspirierende und topaktuelle Whiskey-Enzyklopädie. „Das große Whiskybuch“ stellt Ihnen 175 bedeutende, neue, traditionsreiche und innovative Destillerien in ausführlichen Porträts vor. Erzählt wird nicht nur die Geschichte der Brennereien, es wird auch vieles über deren Philosophie und Strategie verraten.
Über 500 Verkostungsnotizen beschreiben Whiskys, die man als Genießer unbedingt probieren sollte. Neben den traditionsreichen Whisky-Ländern werden auch neuere wie Japan, Australien oder Frankreich vorgestellt. Alle Standorte sind auf Karten zu den einzelnen Regionen verzeichnet und werden durch Hinweise zu regionalen Besonderheiten und Whisky-Festivals und -Events ergänzt. Dieses reich bebilderte Nachschlagewerk ist eine inspirierende und unentbehrliche Lektüre für jeden Whiskyliebhaber!
This irresistible miscelllany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country’s rich and majestic history. To uncover the spellbinding tales that lie hidden within Scotland’s wild and romantic shores and to tread in the footsteps of her villians and victors, is to capture the spirit of this fascinating country and bring every place you visit to life. Synopsis
Bestselling author, Christopher Winn takes us on the ultimate journey around Scotland. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the spellbinding tales that lie hidden within Scotland's wild and romantic shores, to experience what inspired the country's powerful literature and towering castles, and to tread in the footsteps of her villians and victors, is to capture the spirit of this fascinating country and bring every place you visit to life. You will discover the story of the original 'sweetheart', John Balliol, whose embalmed heart is buried beside his devoted wife, Devorgilla at Sweetheart Abbey in Kirkcudbrightshire. In Aberdeen, you will find the only granite cathedral in the world. And, you will hear the haunting echo of the Bear Gates of Traquair House in Peeblesshire were slammed shut when Bonnie Prince Charlie left Scotland in 1746 - legend has it that they will never be re-opened until a Stuart King once more sits on the throne.
This beautifully illustrated treasure trove of a book is the perfect gift, and will act as an eye-opening guide to thrilling, alluring and ever-bewitching Scotland.