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Loch o' Skene 
14th-Jan-2008 04:48 pm

More at my Flickr site.

There liv'd in the North in the days of yore
a laird deep skilled in majic lore,
In ae nicht's frost, by an oath he swore
He would drive o'er the Loch of Skene.

He ca'd out his coach ere the grey daylicht;
The horses were yoked & harness made ticht;
And the driver was ready to swarff wi' fright
When they stopped at the Loch of Skene.

On locks an' snecks fowks fingers stuck
if they outside should crawl
An' they who shivered in the neuk
wad cry 'preserve it's caul'.

His hair stood up and his knees did knock
When the Laird ahint him to someone spoke
And was answered again by a raven's croak
Which shook a' the Loch of Skene.

The place where he cross'd is weel kent yet;
Though you search wi' a gun or drag wi'a net
The fient a fowl or a fish you'll get
In the track o' the Laird of Skene.

When the winter nichts grow lang and cauld,
Strange tales are till the day bout him told
And the halflin or hero, be they ever so bauld
Grow airgh when they hear o' Skene.

written by one of the Cluny Gordons in the early 1800s about Alexander, Laird Skene

There is also a broadside ballad about the nearest town.
15th-Jan-2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Beautiful Photo. :)
17th-Jan-2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
The landscape is stunning.

On a completely unrelated note, I have a request. I know that this is quite a lot to ask, so if you don't want to, a no is completely fine with me. I just thought that asking wouldn't do any harm, so I could give it a try.

I have this paper I write for school (~10 to 15 pages in Word). It is about three books that I analyse and compare to each other. I write it in English and I'm sure that there are a lot of faults that have dug their way in the text, but unfortunately I don't know anyone who's good enough in English for proofreading (the teachers at my school aren't allowed to help me). So I was just wondering if you could perhaps take a look at it? Please. It's only about checking it on eventual grammar and spelling mistakes. I know this is an impudent thing to ask, but I don't feel comfortable about the text right now. I don't have anything to offer in return, but you'd do me a great favour.
17th-Jan-2008 05:12 pm (UTC)

If you send it to rethought AT gmail DOT com (make the usual substitutions for the words in caps) I'll have a look at it.

I could have it back to you tomorrow at some point, if that's okay.
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