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  • Maisri – Meaning and Pronunciation?

    Maisri – Meaning and Pronunciation? Can anyone tell me the meaning of the name Maisri, and how to correctly pronounce it? I know how to say Masri and what it means! Pronounce it (Maz-riy) ...

  • Ballantine – Stewart or Campbell?

    Ballantine – Stewart or Campbell? I have done considerable research on the name Ballantine or Ballantyne and it’s various derivatives. First of all, there isn’t one spelling ...

  • What Does “Jolly Good Show” and “Hoots Man” Exactly Mean?

    What Does “Jolly Good Show” and “Hoots Man” Exactly Mean? I’ve read a sentence”1707 England and Scotland united under one Parliament” and a dialogue in ...

  • Travelling with Your dog on Public Transport in Scotland

    Travelling with Your Dog on Public Transport in Scotland There are a number options if you want to travel on public transport with your dog in Scotland. This means that you do not necessarily ...

  • Translation Bas Agus Buaidh

    Translation Bas Agus Buaidh I need help to translate this: bas agus buaidh. Maybe it is a name? It means death and victory.

  • Pronunciation of Scottish Place Names

    Pronunciation of Scottish Place Names My name is Ronen and I am an English-to-Hebrew translator. I am working on the translation of a travel guide to Scotland. Unfortunately, as Hebrew uses a ...

  • Billy Connolly`s take on the SNP

    Billy Connolly`s take on the SNP According to Conolly, “Braveheart is pure Australian s***e…William Wallace was a spy, a thief, a blackmailer – a c**t basically. And people are swallowing it. ...

  • Famous Scottish Street Gangs

    Famous Scottish Street Gangs Gang name – EdinburghI’m afraid I’m a bit late in the day (having just joined the forum) with the following, but I can confirm from personal ...

  • What Does “Hoots Mon” Mean?

    What Does “Hoots Mon” Mean? If you keep seeing the expression “hoots mon”, what does it mean?   “Hoots Mon” is a song written by Harry Robinson, and ...

  • Highland Fling – by Joan Jaffe (Part One)

    We were bound to have trouble in Customs with the muesli, Dick predicted, and maybe the half jar of jam and the 47 teabags; but I said they were souvenirs and I would relive our Scottish ...