In Aberdeen and the North East ice lollies are known as icicles.
The diminutive ending -ie is commonly attached to words, often implying informality
rather than smallness, as in mannie, bittie or sweetie.
- The word ilk is used in personal titles to indicate that the person named is
proprietor or laird of the place named.
- Ilk can also mean each or every.
It's grand to be waukin ilk day and find yourself nearer to Islay.
Ilka is an old-fashioned or literary word meaning each or every one.
There's a dub at ilka door.
ill-trickit (pronounced ill-trick-it):
Ill-trickit is a Northeastern word which means naughty or mischievous.
inby (pronounced in-buy):
Inby means inside or into the house.
If the rain comes on take the washin inby.
- An inch is a small island. The word is often found as part of place names, such
as Inchmurrin or Inch Kenneth.
- Inch can also mean an area of low-lying land beside a river. Again it is a common
component of place names, such as Markinch or the North Inch.
Both senses of the word come from the Gaelic innis, an island.
To induct a person is to formally install them as minister of a particular church.
The Rev. Marjory Maclean is to be inducted on March 26 as the minister of the Church of Scotland in Stromness.
An induction is a church service in which a minister is ceremonially installed.
ingin or ingan (pronounced ing-in):
In Scots Law an interdict is a court order banning something until a court has decided whether or not it is legal. The English equivalent is an injunction.
Councillor Marshall sought an interim interdict to prevent the rave taking place.
Intimations are formal announcements of past events such as deaths, births, or engagements, or of future events such as marriages. These may be read out in church or printed in a newspaper.
intimmers (pronounced in-tim-merz)
The intimmers are the insides. The word, which is most common in the North and East,
can be used either of the internal workings of a mechanical device such as a clock or engine
or, jocularly, of the human stomach and intestines.
It originally referred to the internal timbers of a ship's hull.
Inverness-shire (pronounced in-ver-ness-sher or in-ver-ness-shire)
Inverness-shire is a former county in Northwestern Scotland, consisting of a large
area of the Northwestern mainland and many islands including Skye and the southern part of the
Western Isles. It is now administered by Highland single-tier local council.
Iron Brew (pronounced eye-rin brew)
Iron Brew is a popular orange-coloured carbonated soft drink. It is popularly supposed
to have hangover-curing properties.
The spelling Irn Bru is a trademark.
An Islands Council is any of the three divisions (Orkney, Shetland, and the Western
Isles) into which Scottish islands are divided for purposes of local government. They were kept
intact in the local government changes of 1996 that saw the demise of both Regions and Districts.
Islay (pronounced iy-la)
An Islay malt whisky is one produced on the island of Islay at the southern end of the Inner Hebrides. They are amongst the peatiest flavoured of all Scottish malts.
isnae (pronounced iz-nee) or isna (pronounced iz-na)
Isnae means is not.
He is but she isnae.
...The phone isnae workin.
-it is a verb ending used in Scots to make the past tense, as in wastit or roastit.
ither (rhymes with dither)
Ither means other.
No that yin, the ither yin.