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Glossary of Scots Words

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A        B        C        D        E        F        G        H        I       


J        K        L        M        N        O        P        Q        R       


S1 (sab - shuin)       S2 (shuir - spavie)       S3 (spavit - sypins)      


T        U        V        W        Y       

Who are the Scots?

John Boyd Dunlop (1840 - 1921) Inventor. Developed the pneumatic tyre which was to improve the comfort of cyclists and later motorists. Contrary to popular opinion, Dunlop did not invent the pneumatic tyre, it was actually invented by Robert William Thomson.

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