I love reading or hearing"feeglish" or plain Scots.If I was a fish named Wanda,for me it´d be Scots...
My Dad was Scots,and I loved to hear him speak it,although he had,being born of an English mother in Edinburgh of 1930,and then being sent to an English school(ouch!),trained himself to speak Oxford English.
I always used to badger him to recite "Wally had a wee white dog".
I think its a very literal language,interestingly enough,as Gaelic is so formal,isnt it?
It must be fun to read it out loud in a train though.Next time I´m bored,I´ll try that one!
For the teasers in the books,try the Online Scots Dictionary.(www.scots-online.org/dictionary
I think lots of Scots is actually made up,by the Scots themselves!
They enjoy puzzling Sassenachs,I guess....
It´s still magic even if you know how it´s done.