Scottish Insults



Best come back insults to say in Scottish or Aberdeen Doric with their English translation

Here is our favourite collection of Scottish insults and slang words. Please don't read any further on this Doric Phrases page if you are easily offended!



Awa an bile yer heid! - Go away and boil your head!

Charny dubs - Shitty mud.

G'wa' ya gype - Go away you silly person!







Gypit Hoor - Crazy whore.

Yiv a face like a skelpit erse! - You have a face that looks like a smacked arse!

If you have a favourite Scottish slang insult and would like to share it then please submit it.






The Drummer Boy


The Drummer Boy is my latest novel about the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo who haunts a modern day army nurse.


Chapters take place in modern day Aberdeen, at the Noose & Monkey bar and restaurant as well as His Majesty’s Theatre and Garthdee. Other scenes take place at Tidworth and during the Napoleonic War.


I’ve put in many Doric words and phrases into the novel, my favourite being “Mmm oxters o an Aberdeen loon, cannae beat it!” As with all my novels and short stories (my author name is CG Buswell) it includes the Doric, scenes from Aberdeen and famous ghosts from our area.


Read the first three chapters for free on most devices.