In broad Northern Scots e is often used instead of "the".
The initial "th-" is also sometimes omitted in words such as "this", "that", "they" and "there".
work at needs done
...ere isna aa that mony
eariewig (pronounced ear-ee-wig):
Eariewig means earwig in all its senses.
The easter part of an area is the part of it which is furthest east. The word is
generally used in place names such as Easter Ross or Easter Howgate.
East Lothian (pronounced loathe-ee-an):
East Lothian is a former county of East Central Scotland, on the North Sea coast and
the southeastern end of the Firth of Forth. It is now the name of a single-tier local council
administering much the same area as the old county.
A person who is easy-oasy is very easy-going, laid-back, or slightly lazy.
We're far too easy-oasy in defence.
echt (pronounced eCHt):
Echt is a Scots word meaning eight (8).
Edinburgh rock is a light, brittle, stick-shaped confection made of cream of tartar,
water, sugar, colouring, and flavouring. It was first made in Edinburgh.
- An ee is an eye.
- A Variant spelling of e
Someone described as an eedle-doddle is a rather carefree and nonchalant person, or a
In Scotland (and Ireland) an eejit is an idiot.
Beat it, ya big eejit ya!
...There ought to be stronger measures taken to ban such eejits from being anywhere near
Eeksie-peeksie is a phrase meaning absolutely equal or even.
Share them out between ye, eeksie-peeksie.
Een is the plural form of ee.
eese (rhymes with peace):
Eese is a Northern form of use.
The verb is generally "use".
Efter is a Scots form of After.
She's a guid wee wife, son. She'll look efter ya.
eident (rhymes with trident):
Eident is a literary or old-fashioned word meaning hard-working or diligent.
Be eident and civil to them baith.
An eightsome reel is a lively Scottish country dance for four couples who combine in
square and circular formations. See reel.
EIS stands for the Educational Institute of Scotland. It is Scotland's largest
In a Presbyterian Church an elder is an ordained church member with official
There are two types of elder. Ruling elders are involved in the goverment of their
church as members of the kirk session, whilst
teaching elders are members of the
ministry and are therefore allowed to teach.
Embra or Embro
Embra is the Glasgow dialect form of Edinburgh.
Are ye gaun through tae Embra on Saturday?
Other regions have their own dialect forms of the word, such as Embro.
The English Church is a popular but inaccurate informal name for the Episcopal
Church. Despite its close doctrinal and organizational similarity to the Church of England,
the Episcopal Church has existed as an independent Scottish church since the late
The Episcopal Church is the autonomous Scottish branch of the Anglican Communion, and
is therefore in full communion with (although independent of) the Church of England.
Erse is a Scottish form of arse.
Erse is a rare and old-fashioned name for Gaelic.
The villagers conversed in Erse.
Something that is Erse relates to Gaelic and its speakers.
The word comes from Lowland Scots Erisch Irish (Gaelic being regarded as of Irish
To ettle means to attempt to do something.
ettlin tae scrieve in Doric
The word comes from the Old Norse ætla to conjecture.
Export is a beer slightly stronger and darker than heavy. It is to be found on
draught at most Scottish public houses, although, as its name suggests, it was originally
brewed for consumers abroad.