The Scots have a reputation for sharp and ironic wit. This entertaining and thought-provoking collection shows how well they have earned it. Its wide range of themes brings out many other aspects of the national character as well, making this amusing little guide an excellent memento of Scotland and the Scots. The proverbs come from Gaelic Scotland and capture the atmosphere of an ancient Celtic society, while the sayings are from a variety of well-known sources - some about the Scots or said by the Scots themselves. This book contains attractive colour photography throughout.