On my mother's side I'm Polish-Jewish, and on my father's side I'm Scottish puffin.
His background is not simply the Abbey School of Dunfermline (where he is reputed to have been a schoolmaster), but the surrounding Scottish countryside and community to which he belonged. His wisdom – and his poems are very wise about life – evidently came from his having lived long and profoundly as a member of that whole Scottish community.
Fareweel to a'our Scottish fame, Fareweel our ancient glory.Robert Burns
Why should Scottish and Welsh nationalism be seen as a noble thing, when in England it is seen as something dirty?
'There shall be a Scottish Parliament.' Through long years, those wordswere first a hope, then a belief, then a promise. Now they are a reality.Donald Campbell Dewar
To curle on the ice, does greatly please, Being a manly Scottish exercise; It clears the Brains, stirs up the Native Heat, And gives a gallant appetite for Meat.
If I can but get the sulky Scottish spirit set up, the devil won't turn them.
I would like to be there, were it but to see how the cat Scottish Metrical Psalms jumps.Oneknowsnothingoftheworld,if youareabsent from it so long as I have been.
The most patient people grow weary at last with being continually wetted with rain; except, of course, in the Scottish Highlands, where there are not enough fine intervals to point the difference.Robert Louis Stevenson
Why should it take three times longer to elect a Mayor for London as it does to set up an entire Scottish Parliament?Keith Spencer Waterhouse
It can fairly be said of John Smith that he had all the virtues of a Scottish presbyterian, but none of the vices.menzies campbell
"If this is the face of Scottish nationalism, it's a pretty ugly nation."nigel farage
I am legitimately Scottish. I can officially say — yes. Yeah, I am from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.karen gillan
His background is not simply the Abbey School of Dunfermline (where he is reputed to have been a schoolmaster), but the surrounding Scottish countryside and community to which he belonged. His wisdom – and his poems are very wise about life – evidently came from his having lived long and profoundly as a member of that whole Scottish community.Robert Henryson
Henryson's greatness is most plainly to be seen in the range of general principles and ideas which informs his poetry and which allows it to encompass tragedy and comedy alike. He is the most Shakespearian of the early Scottish poets.Robert Henryson
The curse of Scottish literature is the lack of a whole language, which finally means the lack of a whole mind.Edwin Muir
The day Mr. Reeder arrived at the Public Prosecutors' Office was indeed a day of fate for Mr. Lambton Green, Branch manager of the London Scottish and Midland Bank.edgar wallace
Scottish literature begins effectively with Archdeacon Barbour's Bruce some sixty years after Bannockburn , and to the Bruce and Blind Harry's Wallace (so staunch is the Scot, and such an antiquary in grain) must be attributed much of the colouring and subsequent tone of Scottish sentiment. The Bruce is the better poem, simple, truthful, noble, stirring, a proper start for the literature of a fighting people.john barbour
The Bruce , with which the Scottish contribution to English literature begins, long held its place as the national epic of Scotland.john barbour
She knows I'm a deserter from the Scottish Fusiliers, She knows I stole a blind-man's can... that got me seven years! She knows I've been connected with a gang of West-End Pests, And the police have had me twice inside the cage; And she knows I mix with ladies that have got a shady past, But my mother doesn't know I'm on the stage.billy bennett
...that Indian music, like Scottish and Irish music is modal and harmonic. ...During a performance it is this mood, colour or passion which the musician tries to evoke and explore, and according to ancient theory his task is made easier if the performance takes place at the time and in the ambiance proper to the raga.Jamily and Reginald Massey
Parish's observant father had once commented to her that Toronto was a city of straight streets and square corners built by Scottish bankers to make money - not to look at the beautiful lake or the wonderful valleys and forests. He was mostly right, but Bay was a rare exception to the city's linear grid.
Green, slender, leaf-clad holly-boughs Were twisted gracefu' round her brows, I took her for some Scottish Muse, By that same token, An' come to stop those reckless vows, Would soon be broken.Robert Burns
Henryson's greatness is most plainly to be seen in the range of general principles and ideas which informs his poetry and which allows it to encompass tragedy and comedy alike. He is the most Shakespearian of the early Scottish poets.
Many Scottish writers [however] against the background of the Napoleonic wars, began to disparage this characteristic, and imputed effeminacy to Hinduism , conceptualizing the difference between effeminate Hindus and valiant (and virtuous ) Muslims .
I like doom and gloom with a sense of humour . Maybe it's a Scottish thing, we like to undercut indulgence with a laugh .