awry (adj): wrong

aye (adj): always

bairn (n): child

barmkin (n): enclosed area  within the outer fortification of a castle or tower house

bastle house (n): small scale  dwelling, often associated with a tower house

bawbee (n): copper coin, worth  six pence Scots

besom (adj): term of contempt, generally applied to women

bide (v): to live

birl (v): to whirl around

birlinn (n): wooden vessel

propelled by sail and /or oar

bothy (n): primitive shelter

bravely (adj): well (health)

breeks (n): trousers

byre (n): cowshed

canny (adj): shrewd

chirurgeon (n): surgeon

clack (n): talk, gossip

coorie in (v): to snuggle up

Cordiner (Prop n): leather-worker

cowp (v): to tip over

deeve (v): to bother, annoy

dreich (adj): damp

dug, cow’s (n): udder

feart (adj): afraid

fettle (adj): condition

filch (v): to steal

forbye (n): besides

founder 1. (v): to collapse

foundering 2. (v): to be chilled

gawk (v): to stare

gey (adv): very

grub (v): to scrape or dig

guddle (n): mess

haar (n): fog

hunker (v): to squat

ken (v): to know

kilter, out of (n): wrong

lochan (n): small loch

lye (n): liquid obtained by leaching ashes, used in soap production

mair (det): more

maun (aux v): must, may

merk (n): silver coin, worth 2/3 of a pound Scots

mirk (n): 1.darkness, 2.mist

mite (adj): little

Octavians (Prop n): Financial commission set up by James VI

pelt (v): to rain heavily

Prosector (Prop n): a preparer of corpses for dissection

racket (n): loud noise

redd-out (v): to spring clean

reek (n): stench

rummage (v): to search through

smirr (n): fine rain

speir (n): talk

stour (n): dust

strait (n): difficulty

sutler (n): civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field

swee (n): a horizontal bar from which pots are suspended and swung over the fire.

tatting (n): craft technique using knots and loops

thole (v): to suffer, endure

thrapple (n): throat

thrawn (adj): contrary, ill-natured, perverse

traipse (v): to wander about

twit (v): to taunt

vennel (n): narrow lane between buildings

weel (n): well-being

wheest (imp): be quiet

wynd (n): narrow street or alleyway

wirrit (v): to kill by strangulation