For some o’ ye, the Scots speech may no’ be your ain language. A cuddy is a wee cupboard, for food or the vessels to cook and serve it, tucked awa’ in any corner where it fits in the hoose. In the kitchen o’ Glenlochie, ’tis next to the back wall, where food stays coolest, so it does no’ spoil. But wi’ healthy boys, spoiling’s no’ so much of a care as providing a plenty! Greig and I raised four o’ our own to manhood, and when The Drummond was widowed, I, the hoosekeeper, took his bairns to my heart and helped raise them, too.