Two things that the Scottish are known for is the (regrettable) deep fried boiled egg wrapped in bacon, and the Tawse. Many Scottish schoolboys referred to the way it stung their behinds as " The Tingle O' the Tawse".
The tawse is similar to a belt except that instead of a single piece of thick leather, the tawse is deeply thonged (perhaps several times) and feels like two (or more) straps hitting your backside at once. It hurts like a belt and stings like a lash;and the tawse and belt are often used interchangeably.
When I conduct formal discipline I prefer the tawse . The misbehaved boy must be bent, bare bottom, over a chair for the tawsing to be most effective. The tawse I own has a thick wooden handle allowing for maximum control. I then decide the number of blows for each of his infractions (or the magnitude of his particular transgression).
For both formal and informal discipline the belt will do nicely. If someone is caught- red handed, I can instantly take the belt, throw him across my knee and burn his bare bottom. No counting and it will smart for quite some time.
But when a certain number of severe lashes is required, I may use a belt in the same manner I will the tawse. He will be bent over a chair, bottom bared to receive a number of very sharp and measured blows.
My favorite way to deliver a message may be a good, hard, over the knee, bare handed spanking but that's an intimate and, at times inappropriate method.
On this side of the pond the belt is much more traditional but rest assured, the Scottish Tawse is one implement your bottom will not soon forget.