Edinburgh - Hogmanay - Some useful Scottish Sayings
I have done enough serious business related blogs about doors etc this year and thought that those of you who are kind enough to take the time to read them may like to read something a bit more light hearted but not until I have plugged the city I love.
I am as you are probably aware from Edinburgh, Scotland, what you may not know is that every year we have a huge New Years Eve party, we prefer to call it a Hogmanay party, the party is held in Princess Street Edinburgh with the famous Edinburgh Castle as a back drop.
The party is attended by 100k plus revellers (sometimes double that amount) and there is always live music, large screens and a huge fireworks display from the castle rock.
Visitors are virtually always made to feel welcome, Edinburgh is the same as any other city, it has its good parts and its bad parts and like anywhere else you should take care to know where you are going and what areas are safe and when they are not, it's a small and welcoming city originally made up from numerous villages such as Crammond, Granton, Newhaven, Leith, Portobello, Corstorphine, Liberton and Gilmerton to name a few.
To those of you that will be there or may visit Scotland in the future I have listed some useful old sayings below, have fun, don't worry too much about the pronounciation as all scots have a habit of correcting visitors so that they may enjoy the scottish vocabulary that little bit more, always treat people as you would want treated yourself, abide by the saying below "We're a' Jock Tamson's bairns" and you won't go far wrong.
Here we go then;
And two of my own; Are wi gon furst fittin the night ?- Are we going to be the first to visit someones house tonight?
Money's made round to go round and also flat for stacking - Spend and enjoy spending but remember to save some also.
Lastly, what do you think about trying to make the less well travelled aware that people from Scotland are Scots, Scottish or a Jock, they are definitely not Scotch, Scotch is a drink - Whisky.
Wrap up well and enjoy!
Chippy for www.directdoors.com