What is the origin of the scottish use of the word messages to describe shopping primarily for foodstuffs?
The origin is that the word messages describes the actual shopping list that one would create whilst thinking of what to purchase. So the list is like a message, hence the various items make up the messages! Yours sincerely Tamish McTamish Clarke
What is the adjective in the sentence The endless search for the loch ness monster often stirs Scottish interest?
Tony Blair was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. However, that doesn't make him Scottish, though I do believe some people consider him Scottish. It all comes down to what he considers himself, since he has ties with both England and Scotland. A better way to describe his nationality would be to call him British.
McDonald is primarily a Scottish surname, however, the form MacDonnell (Mac Domhnaill) is found in Ireland. The Irish MacDonnell's have three distinct origins: * A Scottish clan from Argyle (Lord of the Isles) Co. Antrim; * A sept of Co. Fermanagh, now almost extinct. * MacDonnell of Thomond (Co. Clare)