The baw's oan the slates – card
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: the ball is on the slates of the roof.
Meaning: the game or endeavour we are engaged in has been ended prematurely.
Usage: when yer uncle unexpectedly runs out of beer during the cup final.
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.
- 7x5 inches (178x127mm)
- Printed in Scotland on 350gsm silk paper that is Forest Sustainable Certified
- Envelope included
- The inside is blank
- Translated to English, meaning and usage text is included on the back of the card