The History of Leith

July 25, 2010

Jock Tamson’s Bairns-Duddingston


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(c) John Arthur

“We’re a’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns” (Northumbrian English and Lowland Scots for we’re all John Thomson’s children) is a popular saying in Scotland and the far north of England, and is known in other parts of the world. Nowadays, the phrase is often used to mean “we’re all the same under the skin”. for more click here

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