The Scottish Weather is rich in variety, full of lights and shades, drama, romance and beauty. We have snow in winter, sunshine in summer, strong winds in spring and autumn and all four seasons can happen in one day. But, at least when it rains, the Scots tongue has myriad words to cheer you up while you are getting drenched. In Scottish Weather, Chris Robinson and Eileen Finlayson take a tour of the country to discover how we describe our weather conditions from coast to country and town to city. The weather is a constant topic of conversation in all our communities so whether it's dreich, smirry, hairst or simmer, Scottish Weather will help explain the weather around you.
About the Author
Dr Chris Robinson is the director of Scottish Language Dictionaries. She studied English language and literature at the University of Edinburgh and has taught Scots and English since 1980s, she currently lectures for the University of the Highlands and Islands. Eileen Finlayson helped to compile the twelve-volume Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue, has unparalleled knowledge of Older Scots Sources and is mainstay of Scottish Language Dictionaries.