Tag Archives: Scots language

Dreich, dour and crabbit: does the weather explain Scottish negativity? Climate, posture, mood, empathy, mirror neurons, meditation and education.

This essay was born in meditation One of my New Year’s resolutions was to meditate daily. I simply concentrate on my breathing. Thoughts pop up, and I observe them and let them go. (Here’s an inspiring talk on meditation.   Below … Continue reading

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Fame at last! The voice of “rogue, scoundrel, rascal”!

I was delighted to receive an email today telling me that I am now the official voice of the Scots word for “rogue, scoundrel, rascal”. Let me explain: a few days ago I was recorded by Katrina MacLeod of the … Continue reading

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