Does the Herald keep the heid?

“…why are some Scots terms more respectable than others? We would have no problem using carnaptious or dreich or indeed daft but would be unlikely to use a more modern term such as bawheid. Therein lies the crux. To some, using Scots words is akin to using slang. To others it means much more”.

Drew Allan: So how does The Herald keep the heid?

IN our Sunday edition last week, we ran a column by Rab McNeil headlined: “How did Scotland adopt a white horse with a big stick coming oot its heid as a national system?” It got us thinking about our use of Scots in The Herald.

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