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New competition launched in Moray to find master of Doric poetry

25 April 2019 (Press and Journal)

A new competition has been launched to challenge people on their knowledge of Doric.

Adults and secondary school pupils are being encouraged to write in their native Doric tongue for a poetry competition to be run at a Moray traditional music festival.

The Keith Traditional Music and Song Festival is held every year in June, with two other poetry competitions aimed at primary kids and families already in existence there.

However, this year will see the creation of the Aultgowrie trophy, given to the best writer of Doric verses aged 12 and above.

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