Meaning: Great. Example: “Me and Hamish went oot last night, it was pure barry.”Meaning: Great. Example: “Me and Hamish went oot last night, it was pure barry.”
Meaning: Great. Example: “Me and Hamish went oot last night, it was pure barry.”

Edinburgh words: 16 old words and phrases used by Edinburghers that are in danger of dying out

Edinburgh has a very colourful set of words and phrases, as anyone who has spent much time in the city will know.

But as the times change, soo too does our slang, and some of our vocabulary is in danger of falling out of fashion.

A few of the words you’ll see in our glossary and used in other parts of the countrty, but a fair few are unique to the Capital.

Have a scroll through our photo gallery too see 16 old word and phrases in danger of dying out.

Have a scroll through our photo gallery too see 16 old word and phrases in danger of dying out.

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