Definitions

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  • noun The quality of characteristic of being Scottish

Etymologies

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Scottish +‎ -ness

Examples

  • A report from Leeds Univerdity in 2001 which I feature on my blog (www. davidbreaker.com) clearly identified the issue of the party lacking in "Scottishness" as a root cause of their decline from the heights of 1955, when they polled over half the vote.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • A geneticist at Ethnoancestry has developed a test for "Scottishness" — that is, "Pictishness."

    Feeling a Mite Pictish?

  • A marketing firm has come up with the most Scottish names possible by giving "Scottishness" points to forenames and surnames.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • 'Scottishness' of his character, if I may coin a phrase, that when he has to plead before a committee of private gentlemen who have to be 'managed,' he should deliberately select a lower style of treatment for his subjects.

    Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2

  • This in itself is no bad thing - and far less troubling than if the SNP government were to come up with a "Scottishness" agenda, insist that it be promoted in schools and suggest that (for example) democracy, fair play and social justice were peculiarly Scottish virtues.

    openDemocracy

  • Imagine Today presenter James Naughtie's surprise yesterday morning on learning that underneath the prominent Scottishness, he's really English.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • MacIver’s Scottishness, though he seems to have spent at least half his life in America.

    Peter Pouncey - An interview with author

  • Imagine Today presenter James Naughtie's surprise yesterday morning on learning that underneath the prominent Scottishness, he's really English.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Thus one favourite aspect of Scottishness would be obliterated.

    Archive 2008-02-03

  • Thus one favourite aspect of Scottishness would be obliterated.

    Counterfeit Bank Note Tales From Salmond

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