Golach or forkie-tail or clipshear – small mounted print - Indy Prints by Stewart Bremner

Golach or forkie-tail or clipshear – small mounted print

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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?

For sic a wee beastie, this yin haes ower twinty Scots names. Houanever, versions o ‘golach’ – whiles comprehendin forkie an horny – is the maist common yins. For ordnar it comes oot at nicht, haes kenspeckle pincers on its wame an is cryed ‘earwig’ in Inglis.

For such a little animal this one has over twenty names in Scots, however versions of ‘golach’ – sometimes including ‘forkie’ and ‘horny’ – are the most common. It usually comes out at night, has distinctive pincers on its abdomen and is called earwig in English.


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
  • Made in Scotland
  • Digitally printed
  • 5x7 inches (127x178mm)
  • 350gsm silk paper that is Forest Sustainable Certified
  • Single mounted to finish size 8x10 inches
  • Double thick mount, 2.4 microns conservation quality