A new art trail featuring Doric poems will soon be rolled out across Aberdeen.
Doric Dwams is an original collaboration between fabric artist Frieda Strachan and creative writer Shane Strachan.
Financed by Aberdeen City Council’s Creative Funding, the project is hoping to raise cash for Rape Crisis Grampian (RCG).
Ten weavings with a unique Doric haiku will be hung up around Thistle Street, Rosemount and the surroundings areas for a month on the weekend of International Women’s Day on March 8.
Ms Strachan has been running weaving workshops during the production phase for the service users at RCG as a way of using mindfulness to overcome trauma.
As a service user herself, this is something she has experienced first hand.
“Rape Crisis is an organisation really close to my heart, and the Aberdeen service is the one I most recently accessed, so it feels really good to give something back following the support they have offered me over the years,” she said.
Workshop participants will be helping to create the final pieces that will be displayed.
Mr Strachan added: “The Doric Dwams project has been an exciting way to do something innovative with Doric for a great cause.
“I’m looking forward to seeing all ten poems on display across the city.”
A map featuring the weaving locations will be put online and in print in early March.