Selch or selkie – card – Indy Prints by Stewart Bremner

Selch or selkie – card

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Ye micht ken yer Scots leid, but div ye ken the Scots names o aw the beasties?

Whit beastie is this?

The fin-fitit selch pairtly bides in the watter, whaur it can leeve for as lang as thirty year and grow til awmaist twa metres lang. In the northland an waster isles, the’r mony a tale o selkies sheddin skins an takkin on human shape. ‘Seal’ is thair Inglis name.

The fin-footed, semi-aquatic ‘selch’ can live for up to thirty years and grow to almost two metres in length. In the northern and western isles, there are many tales of ‘selkies’ shedding their skins and taking on human shape. ‘Seal’ is their English name.


Miscawed bi mony as no a real leid, the reenge o names for the beasties o this kintra shaws jist hoo sindry Scots is. It shaws its mony links til ither northland European leids forby.

Decried by many as not a real language, the range of names for the animals of this country shows just how distinct Scots is. It also shows its many links to other northern European languages.

The airt

This colourfae drawing haes its oreeginal in mid-century design an pop airt styles, an is grundit on a texturt block o rowed ink. It’s a rare wey tae shaw yer luve for the leid an the braw beasties that’s intil oor kintra.

This colourful drawing hae its original in mid-century design an pop art styles, and is grounded on a textured block of rolled ink. It’s am ideal way to show your luve for the leid and the brilliant animals of our country.

Product details
  • 7x5 inches (178x127mm)
  • Printed in Scotland on 350gsm silk paper that is Forest Sustainable Certified
  • Envelope included
  • The inside is blank
  • 'Whit beastie is this?' text is included on the back of the card