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Posted by Words: Ron Budd Melody: Traditional on 13th May 2015

​Bring on the Whisky (and the Haggis)

Wi’ the turn o’ the year, noo January’s hereAn’ I’m lookin’ forward tae ma haggis;I havenae long tae wait‘Til the meal is on ma plate,An’ I’m sippin’ single malt wi’ ma haggis!O the 25th’s the day, an’ it’s comin’ as it mayWhen man tae man will brithers be for a’ thisAn’ wi’ kail an’ neaps tae spareWe’ll let everybody shareWhen we bring on the whisky an’ the haggis!Tae the memory o’ Burns we will gi’e the toasts in turnsAfter we’ve addressed the sonsie haggis;But first we’ll hae the saumunAn’ cockaleek’ an’ a’ man,Then it’s time for the whisky an’ the haggis.O the 25th’s the day, an’ it’s comin’ as it mayWhen man tae man will brithers be for a’ thisAn’ wi’ kail an’ neaps tae spareWe’ll let everybody shareWhen we bring on the whisky an’ the haggis!The nicht draws tae a closeAn’ hame the com …

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13th May 2015

Learn About Tartan Fabric

We offer the most comprehensive range of tartan available from world's finest weavers. Available in Hundreds of tartansWool Tartan is available in the following weights16oz (Heavy Weight)13oz (Medium Weight)10oz (Light Weight)8oz (Spring Weight)Pricing is determined by:Fabric WeightType of FabricPopularity of the tartan – most popular being the less expensiveMinimum Purchase1 Yard8 Yards for custom weavingOrder a swatch – if you are matching colours, you may want to order a swatchTartan ColoursAncient and Old tartans have paler more moderate hues which reflects the time when vegetable dyes were widely used in Scotland.Weathered Tartans are in soft muted colours representing exposure to the elements.Dress tartans usually have a lot of white in the sett and are normally used for formal occa …

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13th May 2015

Highland Wear Explained

Highland Wear ExplainedDepending on the outfit you chose there can be up to 25 separate items in a highland outfit. Highland outfits can be a once in a lifetime purchase therefore it is important the choices you make are based upon expert information coupled with the standards of quality that exceed the very best. The Scottish Lion has been working with the finest manufacturing companies in Scotland and the very best in traditional and modern highlandwear for over 30 years and are proud to have served thousands of customers during that time. See each section below for an understanding of all of the pieces we offer as part of our Highland Wear collection.Kilt Outfit PackagesPurchase the entire kilt outfit for your wedding or other special event. See website for details as special offers w …

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12th May 2015

Robert Burns Scotland's Poet

Poems by Robert Burns A Sonnet upon Sonnets To a Mouse A Red, Red Rose Address to the Deil Epistle to a Young Friend. May, 1786 Holy Willie’s Prayer John Anderson my Jo Mary Morison Poor Mailie’s Elegy Scots Wha Hae, or, Robert Bruce’s Address to His Troops at Bannockburn Tam o’ Shanter. A Tale To a Louse, On Seeing one on a Lady’s Bonnet at Church Up in the Morning Early Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet Address of Beelzebub A Man's a Man for a' That The Silver Tassie Afton Water Epitaph on my own Friend …

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12th May 2015

Speaking Scottish

Most Scots tend to use slang occasionally and think nothing of it. It’s only when you read some you see how funny it sounds.Here I take a look at a mixture of some of the old Scottish sayings, some that are not so old, and some Scottish slang words …… The old ones ……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 b …

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12th May 2015

Scottish Events August 2015

AUGUST 2015Aboyne Highland Games August 1 www.aboynegames.comLàMór a’ Chlachain/Highland Village Day August 1 www.highlandvillage.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/la-mor-chlachain-highland-village-dayNewtonmore Highland Games August 1 www.c2967182.myzen.co.ukSpokane Highland Games August 1 www.spokanehighlandgames.orgColorado Scottish Festival August 1-2 www.scottishgames.orgMontreal Highland Games & Festival August 1-3 www.montrealhighlandgames.qc.caBridge of Allan Highland Games August 2 www.bofagames.comCeltic College and Kids Day Camp August 3-6 www.celticfestival.caIsle of Skye Highland Games August 4-5 www.skye-highland-games.co.ukKillin Highland Games August 5 www.killingames.co.ukFeakle Traditional Music Fe …

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