Whin?

Toddy

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We use it. Whin bushes are gorse, sometimes broom if you can't see it nearby but you know it's one or t'other.
I'm in Lanarkshire, but friends in Stirling use the same word, as does at least one Glaswegian I know.

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slowworm

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Not heard it, furse is the other word I'd use for gorse. It's been flowing for a few weeks already down here, whatever that may mean.
 

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Yeah, we use it round here.
When I was a kid I missheard it and thought it was Wind bushes and called em that for a few years. Yeah, I'm a spanner.

The dead and dry bits from the inside of the bush are great in a kelly kettle.
 
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