Read these winning Doric poems from the Keith Festival of Traditional Music and Song

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More than 50 writers submitted an entry to a new poetry contest at this year’s Keith Festival of Traditional Music and Song.

It aimed to find the best writer of Doric verses aged 12 and above.

Sheena Blackhall, from Aberdeen, judged the competition and was thrilled by the quality of the entries.

You can read more about the competition here. 

And now you have the chance to read some of the winning entries:

Taking top spot was Jim Brown with Dig for Doric

Oor Bailie bagged second place

Here are the two third prize entries

The Heatwave

And here are a few from the Highly Commended section
This one is written by Vera Taylor

The Halloween piece by Arlene Mitchell

Ma Granny by Anne Miller

We hinna got a …. Written by Bill Sutherland

Honeymoon 2005. Written by Lt Col Hugh Inkster

The Cattleman by Brian Thomson

The Tea Dunce by Neil

Ca the Wringer by Isobel Stewart

A poem written by Charlie Duguid

A poem written by Lorna Keith

Fit Dis The North East Mean ti Me?

Memories are made of this! By Mildred Coutts

The Tale o Silly Jack by Jackie Ross