We're Kaitness Fowk For A' That By John Horne Written c. 1923 Is there a fyarter fae 'e north, Fa hides his birth an' a' that, An' blushes 'cause his faither's hoose Is thecked wi' straw an a' that? For a' that an a' that - Wir modest crofts an a' that E foosum trosk we pass him by - We're Kaitness fowk an a' that.
The Aurora Borealis By W T Lyall. The magic in the northern sky A sight to catch the human eye Like dancing angels flickering by The Aurora Borealis.
Book Launch. Tesco, Wick.
RAVENSKALD WRITERS' WORKSHOP Poetry - Story - Play with GEORGE GUNN 12th September 2017 - 17th April 2018 Tuesday Evenings 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm Community Room, Thurso Library, Davidson's Lane, Thurso Davidson's Lane, Thurso KW14 7AF Tel: 01847 893237 Join poet and playwright George Gunn on your personal creative journey from the poem, through the short story to the formal destination of the stage play. In these 16 workshops we will look at how poetry generates story.
A Northerly Land - George Gunn book launch - Tues. 3rd Dec 2015 at Caithness Horizons..
A Flows to the Future event in partnership with Dunbeath Preservation Trust. Join a writing workshop with Caithness-born writer George Gunn, who will also share his own writings inspired by the peatlands, including some written for the Radio 4 series in 1999, called "The Peatbog Diaries".
Writer George Gunn with Jennifer Ross on Clarsach. Location: Salmon Bothy, Dunbeath Harbour.
The late W T Lyall had a knack for capturing life and memories of Wick and Caithness. Clapshot was one of his little books of Caithness dialect poetry.
Alexander Miller was born in Glasgow in 1905 of Caithness parents - his father being Mr James Miller, ironmoulder, and his mother the late Mrs Miller, 62 Rose Street, Thurso. They came back to Thurso when Alexander was eight years of age, and he was educated at the Miller Academy.
We are grateful to Margo Mackay for sending us the scans of these famous works by the late John Horne. Although the name John horne is known thoughout Caithness for his dialect poems these have been out of print for over fifty years.