- Dear Wade, et al,
Happened on this on the net and could not resist both for the Buchan name
visual painting of the place and I imagine not much is changed about this
since our ancesters lived there! As an aside, I always pronounced the name
Peterhead the way it looks, but a cousin of mine was there a few years ago
that the locals say "Peter-heed" is correct. (Presumptous of me to think no
A Taezali Tippance: Selected Poems in Doric & English From a North East
William Buchan is a lifetime resident of Aberdeen and Peterhead, Scotland.
Not bent towards his family�s fishing business, he worked in the oil
industry. Poetry is his passion more than profession. The title, A Taezali
Tippence, is drawn from an ancient Pictish tribe, the Taezali, who lived in
the Peterhead area.
This small book of friendly poems is written in a mixture of the Doric
language and English. It can be understood best if read out loud. Let the
rich brogue ripple off your tongue and transport you to Scotland. Topics
are everyday life with a humorous bent. Some of the poems were written for
the pupils of St. Combs Primary School who read them during Doric
competitions and presentations.
But the best way to see what this collection of verse is all about is a
THE BACK O' SUNDAY
Distributed by Taezali Publishing
Fairy lichts on a coal black screen
The back o' Sunday in peterheid
As the fishin boats ging ti sea
The hairbour itsel, for an oor or twa
Is bustlin wi noises and lichts
As the boats mak ready for the week aheid
That starts just aifter midnicht
Slippin oot past the hairbourheid
And the crowdy o' folk on the pier
The boaties roll on the open swell
As they find their course ti steer
Noo the last lichts hiv disappeared
And the bairbour has geen ti sleep
May God watch ower every man
On a fishin boat that gings ti sea.
- Fit like?
Also a notorious shout from us Brochers nearby when their football team
shoots the ball high over the goal bar.
>that the locals say "Peter-heed" is correct. (Presumptous of me to think no--