Doric Word for Wheelbarrow


The translation of wheelbarrow into the Doric dialect is Barra, as can be seen in the funny photo of the dog being pushed by a man. There are several other Doric words and phrases relating to dogs:










A female dog, a bitch, is Bratch.

A dog is Dug.

Kennels is Doggerie.

Dog poo is Dolders.

When a dog or puppy runs around in an "unsound of mind" manner this is called Feel Run.

There are more Doric Phrases and Words in our A-Z section.


More Doric Cartoons and Memes.








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.