Scots Beasties – 2024 A4 calendar

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


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.

What's in the calendar?

January: cat or baudron – cat
February: peewit of peesweep – lapwing
March: maukin of bawd – hare
April: yowe – yew
May: tammie norrie – puffin
June: heilan coo – Highland cow
July: leddy launder or rid sodger – ladybird
August: chouk – chicken
September: cushie doo – wood pigeon
October: dug or hund – dog
November: deuk – duck
December: cuddy – donkey

The airt

This colourfae drawing haes its oreegins 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 has its origins in mid-century design and pop art styles, and is grounded on a textured block of rolled ink. It’s an ideal way to show your love for the langauge and the brilliant animals of our country.

Product details
  • Scots month and day names
  • Animal names translated into English on each page
  • 12 pages
  • full colour throughout
  • measures  210x297mm – A4 size
  • printed in Scotland on FSC® Mixed Sources paper