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A Definitive Guide to Edinburgh Slang

For any non-native visitor to Edinburgh, trying to understand the local lingo can be a headache worthy task. What are “Baffies” and who are these guys “Ken” and “Barry” that everyone seems to know? Fear not, here at Parliament House Hotel, we appreciate visiting a new city can be disorientating, so we’ve decided to compose […]

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Friday Fun: Scottish Jokes

Scots are renowned for their unique sense of humour. And comedians such as Billy Connelly, Frankie Boyle, Rhona Cameron and Kevin Bridges have become firm favourites on the comedy scene worldwide. So, it’s no surprise there are many jokes about Scotland and its inhabitants. With Edinburgh Fringe Festival taking place in the city in August, […]

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Edinburgh V Glasgow Sayings

Scottish Phrases and Accents Visiting a new place can often bring new culture, new food and new language. And while Scotland is an English-speaking country, its strong accents and unique Scottish phrases can often leave visitors a little baffled. So first, lets take a look at the Scottish accent. This video from voice coach, Gareth […]

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Edinburgh-isms: 10 Funny Scottish Phrases You'll Hear in Edinburgh

Funny Scottish Sayings No-one wants to get lost in translation on their holidays. And here in Scotland, English can sometimes sound like an entirely different language altogether. So to help you make the most of your time here, we have put together this helpful guide to getting to grips with our jokes and local lingo. Here […]

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