Document 110

Letter: 06

Author(s): Robert Fairnie

Copyright holder(s): Robert Fairnie


The Scots Leid Quorum

[CENSORED: address]

Eydentlie uphaudin the Scots Leid Campaine

e-screive: [CENSORED: emailaddress]

[CENSORED: placename] Primary Schuil,
[CENSORED: address]

29t. Mairch 2001

Guid Heidteacher,

Monie thanks for takin pairt in the Scots writin competeetion for the Scots Tung Quaich. The wis a wheen imagination an invention shawn bi the bairns an it wis a gey sair darg walin oot a winner frae some richt guid entries. Howanever, the can be juist the ae winner an, this time, Scots Tung haes decidit the mooth watterin poem cried "Chocolate Cake!" bi [CENSORED: forename] [CENSORED: surname] (P7B), [CENSORED: placename] Primary Schuil wis the ane tae beir the gree for the Primary section. [CENSORED: placename] Primary Schuil will git the Quaich tae haud for ae towmond an [CENSORED: forename] will be gien a meenature tae keep.

Please gie the fowk frae your schuil that pit in an entry thair ain certeeficate screivit in Scots an the'r a copy o the Scots Tung Wittins eikit in wi this letter for ilka ane o thaim. The STW cairries eleeven o the entries frae the competeetion an the shuid be copies o't postit in maist o the libraries o East, Mid an West Lothian. It is postit ilka month an aw on the wabsteid o the Scots Speikers Curn, Glesca at We'r vexed the wisna the room tae git thaim aw in.

The Scottish National Dictionary Association an thair publishers haes been guid eneuch tae eik tae thae prizes bi giein the teachers that taen pairt in the exercise a Scots School Dictionary. We unnerstaun thae dictionars is tae be sent direck tae the schuils bi the SNDA.

We're gled that baith pupils an teachers enjoyed takin pairt in the competeetion an we howp ye'll be able tae enjoy it neist year agane bi pittin in entries for the 2002 Scots Tung Quaich. Entries tae be in bi 28t. Februar 2002. Mindins tae be sent oot nearer the time.

Wi couthie thochts,

R. Fairnie (Secretar).

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Letter: 06


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Author id 95
Forenames Robert
Surname Fairnie
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1930
Educational attainment College
Age left school 16
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Consultant Marine Structural Engineer (Retired)
Place of birth Musselburgh
Region of birth Midlothian
Birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Musselburgh
Region of residence Midlothian
Residence CSD dialect area midLoth
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Fisherman
Father's place of birth Musselburgh
Father's region of birth Midlothian
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Fishwife
Mother's place of birth Musselburgh
Mother's region of birth Midlothian
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes At work
German Yes Yes Yes Yes In Germany to communicate with two grandsons
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes Wherever Scots is understood