Document 485

Gled Stanes

Author(s): Janet Paisley

Copyright holder(s): Janet Paisley


watching the riding to open Scotland’s parliament
ceased 25 March 1707 resurrected 1 July 1999

thur is nae stane whaur the gled soars,
nae gled whaur the stanes staun

nor it thair cobbled feet, nae king
tae reign ees braid high street

whaur nowt but smirr croons a castlehill
nae burnin weemin wish they’d drooned

an the shuttered shops kin sell nae claith
whiles nae tea or snuff is taen ben there

gin nae gill bell dirls oor meridian
near three hunner year ae time birls roon

oan a turnpike stair. Auld Reekie sings
an auld sang tae a newborn tune, an a staur

is kenled whaur stane mounts stoor
tae heicht us up whaur the gled kin soar.

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Gled Stanes


Text audience

General public
Audience size 1000+

Text details

Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 1999
Word count 121

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Magazine (e-zine)

Text publication details

Publisher Chapman
Publication year 2002
Place of publication Edinburgh
ISBN/ISSN 1903700051
Part of larger text
Contained in Chapman 100
Editor Joy Henry
Page numbers 17

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Author details

Author id 103
Forenames Janet
Surname Paisley
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment College
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism and Paganism
Occupation Writer
Place of birth Ilford
Region of birth Essex
Country of birth England
Place of residence Falkirk
Region of residence Stirling
Residence CSD dialect area Stlg
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Factory Processor
Father's place of birth Balloch
Father's region of birth Dunbarton
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Dnbt
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Nurse
Mother's place of birth Avonbridge
Mother's region of birth Stirling
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Stlg
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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