'Aye laddie' is not an Irish term rather, Aye laddie is a Scotticism and characteristic of the Scot's language. We wanted to take a moment to recognize those that share a deep history with Ireland due to close proximity. Sometimes it is easy to mistake the heritage, language and culture of the two countries. Scots do not celebrate St. Patric's Day. Saint Andrew is the patron Saint of Scotland. Scots celebrate St. Andrew's Day around the 30th of November.

'Aye' is a Scotticism for 'Yes'

'Laddie' is a Scotticism for boy or lad, usually used affectionately.

So, when you say 'Aye Laddie', you are saying 'Yes Boy'.

-A quick geography lesson-

One popular Scottish tune of glory for regimental marches was 'Highland Laddie'.

Highland Laddie can be sung with lyrics-

"Where ha' ye been a' the day?
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
Saw ye him that' far awa'
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie

On his head a bonnet blue
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie
Tartan plaid and Hielan' trews
Bonnie laddie, Hielan' laddie

When he drew his gude braid-sword
Then he gave his royal word.
Frae the field he ne'er wad flee
Wi' his friends wad live or dee.

Geordie sits in Charlie's chair
But I think he'll no bide there.
Charlie yet shall mount the throne
Weel ye ken it is his own."