How do you say "crazy" in Scottish or Scottish Gaelic?

  1. BiggRedd profile image53
    BiggReddposted 8 years ago

    How do you say "crazy" in Scottish or Scottish Gaelic?

    I am writing a fiction novel where the male lead is a 16th century Highlander.  I'm looking for some help with key phrases and words.  Is there a Scottish of Gaelic word for crazy?  And, is there any place else I can look for English to Scottish Gaelic translations?  Have searched the web and found little to help.

  2. jimmythejock profile image85
    jimmythejockposted 8 years ago

    hi Big redd thankyou for your question.
    my answer would not be so much gaelic but more scottish slang.
    DOO-LALLY is the most commonly used word in scotland for crazy or just the word mental.
    he has gone totaly doo-lally would i think be the best answer that i could offer as it is the most common used in Scotland.
    his wife walked out on him and he went totally doo-lally
    hope that helps.....jimmy

  3. jspcrepair profile image59
    jspcrepairposted 7 years ago

    In Gaelic, the word "Crazy" (mental, cracked) is "craicéailte" or "craicte".

    Here is a link to a free online English to Gaelic Scottish translator: