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Trish Devon

Trish Devon Report 1 Jan 2013 14:49

Was at my daughters house for New Year last night,and was talking about Andy Stewart,and Jimmy Shand,telling her,when my mum and gran,used to love singing along to the songs on New Years Eve.
They loved anything Scottish, and loved the kilts,and the bagpipes.
My brothers and I,were sat there watching this too,and bored to tears,
there was nothing else to watch,and how we hated it.
But last night,would have given anything to be sitting with my Mum and Gran,and listening to Andy Stewart singing about Donald wheres my troosers.haha.
Such memories,boring ones for us kids,but happy ones.
Thanks for this thread,its given me a real good chuckle.
Happy New Year everyone.
:-D :-D

The Border Reiver

The Border Reiver Report 1 Jan 2013 13:46


Quite correct - the gloaming is the twilight and it's definitely a Scots term although not so much where I grew up in Dumfriesshire


Sharron Report 1 Jan 2013 13:37

That was Sir Harry Lauder wasn't it?

Keep Right On To The End of The Road. He wrote that after his only son was killed in WW 1.


Janet Report 1 Jan 2013 13:29

Ey up Border Reiver I'm not that old either but I do remember the tune. lol-

There was a question on a program just a couple of months ago, possibly ' The Chase' or Egg heads which asked what part of the day was ' gloaming' . My mind went back to this song immediately and guessed the right answer of evening/twilight but up to then I had never thought about the words. Guess we all live and learn unless it is used in Scotland more than England.-jl


Sharron Report 1 Jan 2013 12:23

Kenneth McKellar,Song of the Clyde.

I liked all that music but I was born to be an old fart and remember being in somebody's house one New Year and they watched Paul Daniels instead.

Now there is entertainment to truly loathe!

The Border Reiver

The Border Reiver Report 1 Jan 2013 12:04

Hi Janet,

"Roaming in the gloaming by the bonnie banks o' clyde
Roaming in the gloaming wi' a lassie by your side"

I'm afraid I'm too young to remember that - I can remember my gran singing it!



Janet Report 1 Jan 2013 11:51

...did he remind you RR of 'roamin' in the gloamin'.? ....-jl

The Border Reiver

The Border Reiver Report 1 Jan 2013 09:45

Hi Scozz,
I remember them also Stanley Baxter and Parliamo Glesca - that was hilarious


LadyScozz Report 1 Jan 2013 09:33

lolol Border

I remember Duncan McCrae and the wee cock sparra - awful!

Most of the tv shows we were "forced" to watch were cringeworthy :-(

Who remembers "Francie & Josie"?

Watched it once, brother & I laughing like mad, we weren't allowed to watch it again, Mother thought they were terrible (verrrrry low-class) lolol


Cynthia Report 1 Jan 2013 09:02

Funny you said that Rose......I've mentioned him and Moira Anderson elsewhere..... ;-)

Goes off yodelling.....

"I am a soldier, a Scottish soldier.........." tra la........

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


KenSE Report 1 Jan 2013 08:59

In those days the New Year started on time. Now thanks to digital TV it's always a bit late.


Foggy Report 1 Jan 2013 08:54

Those bloody bagpipe droning on

Happy New Year


The Border Reiver

The Border Reiver Report 1 Jan 2013 08:17

Heaven forbid - the next thing you'll be digging up is Duncan McCrae and his ode to a wee cock sparra on the STV new year celebrations.


Guinevere Report 1 Jan 2013 06:46

Really, really dreadful.

Hated them when I was a kid and the years haven't changed that view.



LadyScozz Report 1 Jan 2013 01:14

Oh gawd

You've brought back memories.......... of being forced to watch The White Heather Club! Mother loved it, brother and I sat on the floor making faces at each other :-(

Let the wind blow high, let the wind blow low......... who wrote that?

One of Jimmy Shand's band members (if my memory is right, the double bass player) is a distant cousin.......... a claim to fame?



maggiewinchester Report 1 Jan 2013 01:11

..Robin Hall & Jimmy McGregor....


Bobtanian Report 1 Jan 2013 00:53

you cant live in the past, for ever!!


AnnCardiff Report 1 Jan 2013 00:52

Donald where's your troosers!!!! ugh!!!!

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 1 Jan 2013 00:42

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 1 Jan 2013 00:37