Document 813

Yaird Year

Author(s): Andrina Connell

Copyright holder(s): Andrina Connell


December dreeps fra lourin skies
Till keek o day cleaves, frae the east,
Dreich, murky, smirr.
It lichts the yerdstick o the year
Tae win awa the weird o summer.
Nae wedow's weeds
Tae mourn an greet the auld year gaun.
A bonnie wheen o madder dyes
Shames Joseph's sark.
Leaf, berry, kirnelled nut an seed,
Breeze birlit doon, tae snuggle in
A growthie bed.
Whilin the winter bye
Thro wareday waukenin.

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Information about Document 813

Yaird Year


Text audience

General public
Audience size 1000+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1996
Word count 74

Text medium

Leaflet/brochure (prospectus)

Text publication details

Publisher Renfrewshire Libraries
Publication year 1996

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Author details

Author id 821
Forenames Andrina
Surname Connell
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1930
Educational attainment GCSEs/O-Grades
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired Civil Servant
Place of birth Johnstone
Region of birth Renfrew
Birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Inchinnan
Region of residence Renfrew
Residence CSD dialect area Renfr
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Ships Draughtsman
Father's place of birth Port Glasgow
Father's region of birth Renfrew
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Inverkip
Mother's region of birth Renfrew
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes At all times
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes When occasion arises