RUADHS LOTHIANS SCOTTISH HISTORY TRAIL

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Abercorn Abbey

Abercorn Abbey was my family kirk from the 6th century AD. I am Norse Scots and my name is Laird John Kennedy MacDonald McLeod Morrison Wallace Reid, my family came from the outer isles of Scotland and then some of the clans moved to the mainland, Lismore in Argyll. We were lords of the isles and no one married out of the clans to keep our heritage going pure Celtic blood i.e a MacDonald would marry a MacLeod, am Macleod would marry a Morrison so the children o the mist would stay the same, and that's why we are all still here today.

 

Names and Origins and Photos of Scotland

Leod - The Last king o The Isles

King Leod was the last king o the isles o man norse,

Macdonalds were lords o the isles as Mcleods and Reids were cheftans. Reid = Red and is the most common name in Norway. Reid also = Roy, Wallace is Britonic, Welch = Welchman and had noble blood and Morrison came from Ireland also lords o the isles. If you go to the outer isles you will find all the names still their to this day. All gained lands and titles fighting  for all the different Kings and then as they grew through the highlands they did spread and in the mist they lived, fought and grew and now they are all over the world and proud. We abide wa me.

Fly The Flag for Scotland

More Scots Words

Folk = People

Bausy = Large Copulent

Gallus = Cheeky or Great

Canny = Cautious

Clip/Cloot = A Gossip

Drouth = Thirsty

Greet = Weep/Cry

Wabbit = Tired

Peelie-Wallie = Delicate/Sickly

Hoo = Cry to Attract Attention

Haivers = Talk Nonsense

Gan Oot On The Toon = Going for a Night Out

Sangschaw = Music Festival

Howff =  Meeting Place

Doch Ndoris = Farewell

Bril = Brisk Dance

Lawin = Bill Reckoning

Steamin' = Drunk

Brulzie = Brawl/Fight

Polis = Police

Raivelled = Untidy

Gaun Shops = Going Shopping

Aits = Oats

Baurley Beer = Whisky

Ingan = Onion

Gigot = Mutton

Piece = Sandwich

Tatties = Potatoes

Callant = Lad

Ghaist = Ghost

Sherrack = Quarrel

Wean = Child

Wi Bairn = Pregnant

Baudrons = Cat

Corbie = Crow

Emmertins = Ants

Ettercap = Spider

Sea-Maw = Seagull

Tod = Fox

Bide = Stay

Kirk = Church (origin Norse)

Tae = Towards

Vaige = Journey

Bahookie = Bottom

Een = Eyes

Fiut = Foot

Harns = Brains

Heid = Head

Wame = Stomache

Cranreuch = White Frost

Driech = Dull

Fire-Flaucht = Lightning

Glousterie = Gusty Winds

Watergaw = Rainbiow

Yowdendrift = Snowdrift

FOODS

Basic porridge oats, Haggis, Bran scones and Blackpudding, oatcakes, shortbread, fish soup, kelp or seaweed, and all would have their own grain store bread. These were daily porridge for breakfast and as Scotland was a food basket wild boar, ducks, swans and their eggs, fish and any other sea life they could catch, seagulls ad deer. Their diet was so the hunger would never be an issue, willing to try all kinds of combinations in soups and broths something was always on the boil. As the climate was cold and damp these foods warmed you up and made you strong, and all are still here today.

NAMES FROM SCOTLAND

In no order - just as they come (some are on the clans page)

MACDONALD,

MCLEOD,

CONSTANTINE,

MCDUFF,

MCGREGOR,

WALLACE,

BRUCE,

ROSS,

ARGYLE,

REID,

STEWART,

MCKAY,

MORRISON,

DOUGLAS,

LOCHART,

MCALPINE,

ROBERTSON,

JOHNSTON,

MCINDOE(PICTISH NAME)

MCGREGOR

IRWIN,

CAMPBELL,

GRAHAM,

ARMSTRONG,

CRAIG,

GORDON,

CAMERON,

MCPHERSON,

MCNAB,

COMYN,

MURRAY,

HENDERSON,

BALLIOL,

SCOT,

MALCOM,

MCBETH,

MORAY,

MACDOUGALL,

MACGILVERY,

AITKIN,

HAMILTON,

BOYD,

KENNEDY,

GREY,

DUNBAR,

LINDSAY,

KNOX,

JAMES,

MCEWAN,

DUNCAN,

MCTAVISH,

MACINTOSH,

GILBRAITH,

GIBSON,

ANDREWS,

MC GOWAN

SINCLAIR

ALL HELPED TO BE THE BACK BONE O SCOTLAND.