Marinated with a dash of heresy

Regular readers of my Pitkirtly series of mystery novels may have noticed recurring references to traditional Scottish recipes and delicacies. This is partly an attempt on my part to counterbalance the prevalent urban mythology about the Scottish diet – although I must admit one of my work colleagues swears by deep-fried confectionery to ward off …

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Redding up the house

Hogmanay seems like the right day to introduce a new occasional series of posts about Scottish words which may or may not be little-known. I'm not entirely sure about the provenance of 'redding' but I'm fairly certain the word and the concept are Scottish as my mother and granny both used it. My mother, who …