Document 80

Letter: 05

Author(s): Robert Fairnie

Copyright holder(s): Robert Fairnie


The Scots Leid Quorum

[CENSORED: address]

Eydentlie uphaudin the Scots Leid Campaine
e-screive: [CENSORED: emailaddress]

[CENSORED: companyname]
Newsagents & Tobacconists,
[CENSORED: address]

11t Januar 2002

Guid Maister [CENSORED: surname],

Monie thanks for haundlin oor Scots language Christmas cairds this year an please fund the invoice for thaim inclosit inower.

[CENSORED: forename][CENSORED: surname] wis tellin us aboot ye speirin efter a [CENSORED: placename] caird for neist year. The’r nae doot sic a thing cuid be duin but, the kinch wi gittin onie less nor twa thoosand o the ae caird is the higher cost. For cairds the same size an type as the anes ye wis sellin, we'd hae tae chairge £1.30 a caird for five hunner or 85p a caird for a thoosand, baith includin envelopes. The maist cairds onie shop haes ivver sellt wis aboot five hunner an thon wis wi a selection o five diffrent anes sae ye micht be leukin at takin twa or aiblins three year tae shift five hunner o the ae caird. Hae a wee thocht aboot it an lat us ken whit ye think.

Wi couthie thochts,

R. Fairnie (Secretar).

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Letter: 05


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Year of composition 2002
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Author details

Author id 95
Forenames Robert
Surname Fairnie
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1930
Educational attainment College
Age left school 16
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Consultant Marine Structural Engineer (Retired)
Place of birth Musselburgh
Region of birth Midlothian
Birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Musselburgh
Region of residence Midlothian
Residence CSD dialect area midLoth
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Fisherman
Father's place of birth Musselburgh
Father's region of birth Midlothian
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Fishwife
Mother's place of birth Musselburgh
Mother's region of birth Midlothian
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes At work
German Yes Yes Yes Yes In Germany to communicate with two grandsons
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes Wherever Scots is understood