Coorie (ku:ri) enjoying life the Scottish way
Gaelic translation to nestle or snuggle, to be cosy
‘Coorie’ is a Gaelic word meaning to nestle or snuggle but it’s taken on a different meaning recently. The word has evolved from its origin to a lifestyle trend, the Scottish equivalent of the Danish Hygge, of appreciating Scotland’s beauty and what it has to offer. Gabriella Bennett, who wrote The Art of Coorie: How to Live Happy the Scottish Way, teaches us how to be happy through simple pleasures and embracing all things Scottish in order to find a sense of deep happiness, comfort and well-being .
In essence, coorie is about enjoying life the Scottish way and learning to live better using what is around you, engaging with your surroundings to feel happy. Embrace the outdoors, from wild swimming in lochs, exploring the beautiful coastlines to walks in Scotland’s majestic landscapes or a long hike up one of the numerous mountains. Coorie is not all about being outside however. Curling up by a log fire with a cup of tea (or something stronger), the comforting warmth of a woollen throw will sure give you the coorie feeling.
The picturesque Fife coastal villages are full of charm and history. Limekilns and Charlestown are described as hidden gems with an abundance to explore. The old Lime Kiln, railway and Kirk ruins along with the beautiful coastal path, harbours and views of the three iconic bridge are just a few things to visit.
Coorie, being in the heart of Limekilns, is the perfect cosy place to gather with friends or family and relax with a cup of tea in front of the fire after bracing the Scottish weather.
What are you waiting for? Come coorie in!