A girl sits reading in a neuk.
Neuk is Scottish for corner or nook.
An example of a neuk is a window seat tucked under the stairs.
Scot. a nook; corner
- (Scotland) A corner; a nook. A fairy fiddler frae the neuk, [nook] - "Robert Burns", by William Allan Neilson (1917)
- (Scotland) A bend (e.g. in a coast) ...the fleet, after exploring the harbours, had doubled the East Neuk, passed safely through St Andrews Bay, and entered the Firth of Tay. --Chronicles of Strathearn (1896) - Rev. John Hunter.
- Among the subjects of antiquarian interest are Queenzie Neuk, the spot where Queen Mary rested on her journey to Langside, the old steeple and pillory built in the reign of Charles I., the Mote Hill, the old Runic cross, and the carved gateway in the palace park.
- East Neuk is a term applied more particularly to the country round Fife Ness, and more generally to all of the peninsula.