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Thread #143902   Message #3352316
Posted By: Jim McLean
18-May-12 - 04:27 AM
Thread Name: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
Subject: RE: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
Gotcha, just to clarify, breacan can mean tartan, as posted above, and breacan dubh would mean the black tartan and possibly the Black Watch took the adjective from the tone of their tartan. But this has nothing whatsoever to do with the word 'bracken' in the song. It is an English word, the Gaelic being 'raineach'.