Whilst we were up in Edinburgh I noticed that a number of Lothian bus routes were starting to get a little historical story attached to them such as The Morningside Maisie and this the Number 37 bus to Penicuik.
I’ve had a friend who lives in Penicuik, pronounced Pennycook for a number of years who, by chance, also works for Lothian Buses. Being a birder I just loved the bus and made it my mission to photograph one… whenever I had my camera on never bloody passed me did it. The photo above is courtesy of Richard Walter whilst the one below is courtesy of Alan Rintoul… of Penicuik!
Pen-Y-Cog means in the Old Brythonic language – Hill of the Cuckoo – and it doesn’t sound very Scots does it? That’s because the language has more to do with modern Welsh than Gaelic.