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Dialect Bards

Prizewinnin poems on display on da Street

Shetland ForWirds helped Shetland Library and Living Lerwick to select twelve dialect poems now on display in  Commercial Street shops. This 'Bards on da Street' competition was the latest round of the Library's popular 'Bards' project, but this time - to celebrate the Year of Dialect - all the competition entries were in dialect.

Shops on the Street donated prizes for the best three poems. The first prize winner was Barbara Fraser, and the runners up were Joan Fraser and Fiona Rendall. The poems have been made into posters and displayed in shop windows, and have been posted on the Shetland Library and Living Lerwick websites. They will also appear in the Shetland Times over the next few weeks.  Later in the year they will again feature in Shetland's public conveniences.

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