Wullie O' Skipigoe
Christina M Costie is not, perhaps, a name that is well known in the world of the Scots language, but she certainly deserves to be much better known. Writing in the 20th century, Costie produced some wonderful examples of writings in the Orcadian dialect of Scots, full of local idioms and turns of phrase. A few years ago the Westray Heritage Trust produced a version of Costie’s ‘Wullie O’ Skipigoe’ which contains work mostly in Scots, but with some English poems too. A number of Orcadians also came together and produced a CD to accompany the book, reading Costie’s work in the authentic Orcadian accent.
If you would like to buy a copy of the book it can be ordered from the Westray Heritage Trust, Westray Heritage Centre, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ. The price of the book is £6.00. The CD costs £10.00. Please remember to add £1 postage for each item if bought separately.
‘The Orcadian’ newspaper has also published a book by Ragnhild Llosland called ‘Chrissie’s Bodle (discovering Orkney’s forgotten writer Christina M Costie)’ which costs £9.99.
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