...SCOTS ORRALS AND WHIGMALEERIES...
[ORRALS define as - bits and pieces, odds odds and ends; WHIGMALEERIE
- several meanings, e.g. a fantastic, useless ornament; a foolish fancy, a
When we decided to set up this
website, one of our basic decisions was that the site must be entertaining; we ourselves get awfy fed up with
high-powered, sell-at any-cost, bombard-you-with-lots of facts, confuse-the-heck-out-of-you websites which,
without trying, and not realising it, have turned into LISTS, and BORING!
So this magazine section is about things of possible
interest; wee bits frae a'wheres. We'll keep adding our "wee bits..." at the top of the list, so the latest
whimsies are easy to see.
Our orrals will be in no particular order, but as the muse
dictates: some stories, some facts; tales of folk and tales of fancy; bits of prose and bits of poesy; who did what
and what was where, and how it was, as weel; history, geography; arts & crafts; lassies, laddies an' wee bittie
"an awfu' soul fur books wus he
an' things aboot The
he kent sae muckle he culd
fur meenits, 'oors, e'en days,
things - dottle-sma' tae
( k.p.o. Wullie
Lang; "Beuk-lair, and a' the guid it daes" )
If YOU have
any tales to tell, or Scots-related "wee bits" we'll use any printable ones with an acknowledgement of the
sender - if you elect to allow us to put your name out to the world; this site gets hits from all across the
globe, and some pretty exotic places, at that. Just goes to show, we're everywhere.
So here goes - wi' oor Wee