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The Wind

By Sarah Houston / October 29, 2023

By Gregor McMurtrie The latest “Mearns Voices” podcast from local writing group “Mearns Writers” is now available online, just in time for Hallowe’en. The new episode features a Doric ghost story written and performed by Alistair Lawrie. “The Wind” is a sinister tale of a young man returning to an East coast fishing town during […]


Scrievers Beir The Gree

By bellmannews / October 14, 2021

Mearns Writers Group success at Doric Call My Bluff during Across the Grain From The Mearns Writers Group – The Rowie Dunkers won the title two years ago. The competition was in abeyance last year because of lockdown and this year took place virtually on Sunday 3rd October.  Obscure and aal farrant words from the […]


Doric Diversity

By bellmannews / September 24, 2021

From – Cheryl Margiotta An Aberdeenshire writing group is rejoicing in the diversity of Doric as it takes part in a popular festival celebrating North East culture. Mearns Writers has produced a new podcast of poetry and short stories in the local spik as part of Live Life Aberdeenshire’s Across the Grain Festival. Mearns Writers […]


Stonehaven Film Maker’s Doric Noir

By Jane Cruickshank / September 8, 2021

STONEHAVEN film maker, Nat Rowbotham, has an atmospheric film featuring in this year’s Doric Film Festival. The result of a collaboration with local writer Alistair Lawrie, Homecoming was based on a poem written a few years ago in response to one of Alex Salmond’s Homecoming celebrations. The poem is edgy and darkly satirical – speculating […]


A Nicht of Doric Online

By Jane Cruickshank / August 31, 2021

The complete Arts Centre performance of plays/monologues by Mearns Writers performed at Aberdeen’s Arts Centre  on Saturday night is now available on line.