During the summer of 2014 Aberdeen City hosted 50 Wild Dolphins painted statues as part of a fund raising event for ARCHIE Foundation at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) charities.
Artists were given creative freedom to decorate them and the Doric Dialect Dolphin pictured above was by Gabrielle Reith and was placed at the Old Aberdeen University Campus just outside the Sir Duncan Rice Library. She combined Doric, Gaelic and Scots words.
Gabrielle said: I've always loved using words and pictures to communicate and inspire and feel that the dolphin project is a brilliant vehicle for my practice.
The Drummer Boy is my latest novel about the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo who haunts a modern day army nurse.
Chapters take place in modern day Aberdeen, at the Noose & Monkey bar and restaurant as well as His Majesty’s Theatre and Garthdee. Other scenes take place at Tidworth and during the Napoleonic War.
I’ve put in many Doric words and phrases into the novel, my favourite being “Mmm oxters o an Aberdeen loon, cannae beat it!” As with all my novels and short stories (my author name is CG Buswell) it includes the Doric, scenes from Aberdeen and famous ghosts from our area.
Read the first three chapters for free on most devices.