couthy


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Adj.1.couthy - (chiefly Scottish) agreeable and genial
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
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LORRAINE Kelly, she of the warm, couthy persona, found her inner steel when it came to the wicked witch of Westminster Esther McVey.
Known for his couthy pep talks, he recalled that once, upon hearing a youngster complain that the opposition looked'awfy big', he replied"aye and if they were any good, they widnae be playing us".
Always a favourite with Dumfries audiences, Gordon gave an extremely polished and professional performance of some of his own compositions and also some old favourites interspersed with entertaining couthy stories and tales.
This was the somewhat couthy little building that was an extension to the much more elegant and classically inspired frontage to the department store in Gauze Street.
In LV 'couthy' and 'bonnie' again jar on me but the last verse is perfect as is 'chan eil mo shuil' (better than the original).
Bafta-winning animators Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson and Ross Hogg will lead a talk on the Art of Animation and workshops for those keen to have a go while the Couthy strand of films sees little-known vintage Hollywood representations of bonnie Scotland getting a rare outing on the big screen - from Orson Welles as Highland Laird in Trouble in The Glen to James Mason and Deborah Kerr in probably the only film noir about a 19th century Scots hat-maker in Hatters Castle.
For the most part, the labour movement celebrated a Burns shorn of ersatz Scottishness: not the couthy, apolitical 'Robbie Burns' of diasporic conviviality, but a radical, internationalist 'Bobby Burns', the bard of democratic 'mateship' whose poems spoke feelingly to the 'unionised shearers, miners, farmhands and drovers' of a dispersed, rural economy that was 'much closer [...] to Burns's own Ayrshire than to the massive shipyards and factories of the "Red Clydeside" era'.
Couthy, Kailyard notions of small community life in rural Scotland are belied by the fact that this particular community consists of damaged individuals far from innocent or naive, while the primitive, disturbing paganism of The Wicker Man proves to be nothing more than a harmless form of spirituality, manifest in symbolic regenerative rituals such as fire-walking, and group therapy sessions.
(41) Jimmy Wright, Couthy Ramblin's: A Book of Scottish Poetry (Aberdeen: the author, 1973), pp.
The Granite City, as itOs known, has a couthy charm all of its own, with lots to do and see from Royal castles and malt whisky distilleries to funfairs and museums.