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3rd October 2013

Are you a budding writer of poetry in Scots? Looking for an outlet to offer your work? Well a new pamphlet publisher might be able to give your work a home. Newly established Tapsalteerie publishing is based in Alford, Aberdeenshire, and is headed by Duncan Lockerbie. This month, October, saw the publication of their first poetry pamphlet, The Quait Chiel by Bill Thom, which was also read at public events in Aberdeen. Speaking about the aims and work of Tapsalteerie, Duncan Lockerbie said that the publishing house is now putting out a call for material which may be written in either Scots, or in English. In particular Lockerbie commented Ill certainly consider any types of Scots poetry for publication, but what Im ideally looking for is more unusual writing, the kind of stuff you might call avant-garde. Tapsalteerie, which translates in English as topsy-turvy, is certainly an apt name for a publisher with a taste for the avant-garde, and you may find their website at If you would like to submit work for consideration please contact Duncan Lockerbie at .