Tag Archives: Scotland


Folk Belief: It’s Good Luck to Kill a Scotsman

Main Piece:  Informant: “There’s a law in England that in York on Sunday, you’re allowed to kill a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. So- I mean, this was put in place in the 1700s when England was at war with Scotland and it was never repealed, so it still exists. So, apparently, some people… Continue Reading »

Main Piece: The Bonnie Banks o’Loch Lomand

The Bonnie Banks o’Loch Lomand By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomond Where me and my true love will ne-er meet again  On the bonnie, bonnie banks o’ Loch Lomond. Chorus: O you’ll tak’ the high road and I’ll tak’ the low road And I’ll… Continue Reading »

“You a scunner?”/”You’re a wee scunner!”

MAIN PIECE “You a scunner?”/”You’re a wee scunner!” “Scunner is like a bother, specifically like a kid or something.  I don’t know what came first, but I say “You a scunner?” and so do many people I know around here, but my friends in Edinburgh say “You’re a wee scunner!”  We use it to kind… Continue Reading »