Old as Auld Reekie old smoky i e Edinburgh
- a Scottish word
- Old; because, Auld Reekie (old smoky), i. e., Edinburgh.
variant of old more accurately preserves the Anglo-Saxon vowel. Enduring in north English and Scottish; distinctly Scottish after belated 14c.
(a.) Old; as, Reekie (old smoky), i. e., Edinburgh.
The Auld Brig is said to date from the reign of Alexander III.