Virtual Walk round Stonehaven with Alistair
Anne and Ged created this virtual walk for us earlier in the year. Now,
as part of the Across the Grain Festival 2020, Alistair Lawrie has added
his own commentary in Doric.
Alistair Lawrie is a Peterheid loon that nowadays bides in Steenhive. A
former dominie, he now works part time as a Community Learning worker.
His short story “Delivery” won the William Soutar Prize 2016 and his
poetry and stories have been published in “The Interpreter’s House”,
“The Poets’ Republic” an “Northwords Now”; he coedited the Scottish sea
anthology “A Glimmer Of Cold Brine” which contains his short story “The
Boxie”. He runs weekly creative writing sessions for the Mearns Writers
collective in Stonehaven (Thursdays) and Inverbervie (Mondays). The poem
quoted is called “Fog”. If you are not a Doric Speaker, then please
click on the captions button where we have provided a full English
Alastair, attached is a copy of a booklet I published with Jean Kemlo
back in 2006, when she was in her 80’s, which raised money for local
charities in Stonehaven. Jean passed away several years ago now, so I
think it’s time for it to go live on the internet, so it’s available for
those who remember her and others, over to you.
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