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Robbie Shepherd’s Doric Columns
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ISBN:
9781841585246
Categories
Humour
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
09 September 2006
Format
PB
Status
CU
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
196
Age Range
20th Century
Illustrations
15 b/w line drawings

Robbie Shepherd’s Doric Columns

by Robbie Shepherd - Find out more about the author



Reflecting on current affairs, books and films, Robbie Shepherd’s weekly column in the Aberdeen Press and Journal has long enjoyed an enthusiastic following. Written in Doric, and prefaced by a quote from a Doric poem, each column discusses contemporary events in a tongue that, though still spoken today, is also evocative of the past. Delighting local readers, clippings of Robbie’s articles also find their way all over the world, reuniting relatives and friends with the memories of their homeland and their mother tongue.

For the first time, over fifty of Robbie’s Press and Journal columns have been brought together in one collection. With superb illustrations by Graham MacLennan, this book will appeal to Robbie’s long-established fans, as well as to those as yet unfamiliar with his wry observation and humour expressed in the Doric tongue.


Robbie Shepherd is a well-known BBC presenter and author, and Norman Harper, author of the Stronach stories, was for many years a weekly columnist for the Press and Journal. In 2001 he was awarded an MBE for services to Scottish Dance Music and Scottish Culture.