COORIE / ku:ri / >
noun [mass noun]
1. The Scottish art of deriving comfort, wellbeing and energy from wild landscapes and convivial interiors.
2. "A hug of a word."
Perfect for coffee tables and bookshelves as well as being an ideal gift, this wonderful book explores the Scottish version of hygge which is called coorie. This book investigates how the best of all things Scottish enhance life and allow us to appreciate it more. Look out for the Festive Coorie chapter where AUTHOR gets a mention.
"Like a good malt whisky, The Art of Coorie shines Scotland in a lovely warm glow." - KIRSTY WARK
"I was completely charmed by The Art of Coorie. It is a fine word indeed and a deeply pleasing notion. Gabriella's musings and discoveries are timely. All of my associations with coorie come from childhood – being invited to feel welcome, safe and loved, close by the side of someone making just enough room. It's high time the concept of coorie was more widely known. We've long valued the thought here in Scotland and now it can go out to the wider world and wrap up more folk, make them warm and well. Coorie is good for the heart and the soul." - NEIL OLIVER