awry (adj): wrong aye (adv): always

Bachellerie (collective n): a group of young men of status; etymology – ‘a set of young knights’

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

bide (v): to live

birl (v): to whirl around

bravely (adj): well (health)

breeks (n): trousers

butts (n): archery field, originally with mounds of earth for the targets.

byre (n): cowshed

canny (adj): shrewd

chirurgeon (n): surgeon

coorie in (v): to snuggle up

coup (v): to fall, tumble

cordiner (n): leather-worker

debauchle (n): debacle

dreich (adj): damp

drookit (adj): extremely wet; drenched

drouth (n): thirst

dunt (v): to knock or bump into

feart (adj): afraid

fish (v): nautical term to repair a mast or spar with a fillet of wood

forbye (adv): besides

founder (v): to fail, collapse

Flyting (Proper n): a ritual, poetic exchange of insults, popular at the Scottish court

gey (adv): very

girn (v): to whine or cry

haar (n): fog

hunker (v): to squat

juke (v): to duck or dodge

mite (adj): little

prosector (n): a preparer of corpses for dissection

racket (n): loud noise

reek (n): stench

ructions (n): vigorous argument

rummage (v): to search through

scuttle (n): porthole

siller (n): silver, coinage

skite (v): move quickly and forcefully, especially when glancing off a surface:

sonsy (adj): having an attractive and healthy appearance

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

trug (n): shallow basket, often used for gathering vegetables

ween (n): a small amount.