It depends who I'm talking too
I don't have a distinct regional accent- I don't think but everyone agrees I sound Scottish and places me as such automatically
However, my manner of speaking is normally quite proper, my mum didn't want me sounding like I was from West Lothian because the accents are awful
and that's coming from a Geordie
Your Mum is right - the W Lothian accents are pretty dreadful, and their owners all seem to speak so quickly.
My accent is similar to that. I say "huv" instead of pronouncing "have", but that's my only inflection that's noticeable to people, at least from different parts of Scotland. I certainly don't sound like I'm from Fife, or (heaven forbid) Dundee, despite being trapped between them!
But yeah, people can tell I am Scottish anyway. Irish is general is easy to pick up if you are around it long enough.
Ah a fellow Fifer! Well my Mum decided that my Fife accent had to be eradicated. Probably hugely biased because she was a Glaswegian, although you'd never have known it from her rather "proper" Scottish accent. Agree Dundee is the pits! However Doric is the strangest - it's virtually a language all of its own