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Help Wanted in Publishing the Old Testament in Scots

18th January 2011

The Blether Region blog reports that Kenneth Fraser, long-time author of the Lallans column in the monthly Scots Independent, is appealing for help in bringing to publication an almost complete Scots translation of the Old Testament by his late friend, the Rev. James Marshall.

Rev. Marshall left a typescript that he had intended as a first draft, but was unable to complete a planned revision before his death. At present his magnum opus is unpublished and difficult for the public to access, having been deposited in St. Andrews University Library.

If you can help, Mr. Fraser can be contacted at