Back then, Ramsay was an up-and-coming player in the food world, a working class scot whose father drank too much and abused him.
David Tennant, the Doctor before Smith, was another scot but he adopted an English accent for the role.
Then it found him: an obsessive, cobalt-blue-eyed scot by the name of Alex Ferguson.
The new prime minister, of course, is no Gordon Brown—a dour scot with no gift for small talk.
The 25-year-old scot is the best player in tennis right now.
Many had tried to secure him by fair fishing, but though once or twice hooked he had so far got off scot free.
The name Currie, or Curry, is too common to be referred entirely to the scot.
That is a humorous way of contrasting the jealous patriotism of the scot with the passionate individualism of the Celt.
There was something very touching in the character of that gentle scot.
As the major passed he jostled the scot with his shoulder with a rudeness openly intentional.
Old English Scottas (plural) "inhabitants of Ireland, Irishmen," from Late Latin Scotti (c.400), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Celtic (but answering to no known tribal name; Irish Scots appears to be a Latin borrowing). The name followed the Irish tribe which invaded Scotland 6c. C.E. after the Romans withdrew from Britain, and after the time of Alfred the Great the Old English word described only the Irish who had settled in the northwest of Britain.