'Mirds o Wirds' on sale
Illustrated word book now on sale.
'Mirds o wirds' is a collection of Shetland words with English meanings, organised into categories: Birds, Flowers, Food & Drink, Place-names, Sea & Boats, Fiddles & Music, Weather, Sheep &Knitting, Up Helly Aa, and some Favourite Words. The book has been produced by a group of Shetland ForWirds members, led by Doreen Waugh.
'Mirds' is pocketsize, full of photographs, and designed to entertain as well as inform. It's for visitors, new residents, language-minded folk - but also for dialect-speakers, for fun. They may find it sparks off discussions about words.
Mirds o Wirds was launched on Monday June 9, and went on sale the next day. It is already reported as selling well.