Put your kilts on and get ready for Blairsville’s Scottish Festival & Highland Games this weekend at Meeks Park Saturday & Sunday – June 14th & 15th.
Check out the activities HERE! It’s Pure dead brilliant which means “Exceptionally good.” in Scottish! Check out some of these cool Scottish Sayings below.
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9:am thru 5:pm Saturday and Sunday at Meeks Park
Friday golf at 10am/ Friday Ceilidh at 7pm
Fun Scottish Sayings:
I’ll gie ye a skelpit lug! – I’ll give you a slap on the ear.
Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye! – What’s meant to happen will happen.
Skinny Malinky Longlegs! – A tall thin person.
Lang may yer lum reek! – May you live long and stay well.
Speak o’ the Devil! – Usually said when you have been talking about someone – they usually appear.
Black as the Earl of Hell’s Waistcoat! – Pitch black.
Failing means yer playin! – When you fail at something at least you’re trying.
Mony a mickle maks a muckle! – Saving a small amount soon builds up to a large amount.
Keep the heid! – Stay calm, don’t get upset.
We’re a’ Jock Tamson’s bairns! – We’re all God’s children, nobody is better than anybody else – we’re all equal.
Dinnae teach yer Granny tae suck eggs! – Don’t try to teach someone something they already know.
Dinnae marry fur money! – Don’t marry for money – you can borrow it cheaper.
Is the cat deid? – Has the cat died? Means your trousers are a bit short – like a flag flying at half mast.
Haud yer wheesht! – Be quiet.
Noo jist haud on! – Now just hold it, slow down, take your time.
I’m fair puckled! – I’m short of breath.
Do yer dinger. – Loudly express disapproval.
Gie it laldy. – Do something with gusto.
Ah dinnae ken. – I don’t know.
Haste Ye Back! – Farewell saying meaning “return soon”.
It’s a dreich day! – Said in reference to the weather, when it’s cold, damp and miserable.
Some Scottish sayings that are not so old ……
- Gonnae no’ dae that! – Don’t do that.
- Pure dead brilliant – Exceptionally good.
- Yer bum’s oot the windae – You’re talking rubbish.
- Am pure done in – I’m feeling very tired.
- Am a pure nick – I don’t look very presentable.
- Ah umnae – I am not.
- Ma heid’s mince – My head’s a bit mixed up.
- Yer oot yer face! – You’re very drunk.
- Yer aff yer heid – You’re off your head – a little bit daft.