Lang may yer lum reek – roof – poster
What’s yer fauvrit Scots saying?
Is your favourite Scots saying one you've kent since you were a bairn, or one you've just discovered and love? Whatever is the case, the Scots Sayings collection has plenty to choose from.
More about this saying
Translated to English: long may your chimney smoke.
Meaning: good health and good luck, implied by always having the means to fuel the fire.
Usage: if one of yer friends first foots ye at Hogmanay, they'll probably say this.
This colourful drawing has its origins in mid-century illustration and pop art styles. It’s a gallus way to celebrate the power and spirit o the language.
The Scots Leid
The Scots language, or ‘leid’ in Scots, has a long and colourful history that stretches back well over a thousand years. Part of its colour isn't just the glorious words, but the vivid sayings that bring it to life.
- Paper size A3, 420x297mm
- 350gsm smooth white board
- Printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper