Document 818

In Flight

Author(s): Andrina Connell

Copyright holder(s): Andrina Connell


See they starlings?
Greedy burds!
I rap th' window,
Say bad words.
Their ugly beaks
Gie me the boak,
Gaun - eat up -
I hope ye choke!

I'll see tae speughs
An robin's need.
Blackbird and chaffinch
Can eat the breid.
Blue tits, thrushes,
Wagtails - rerr,
But peckin starlings -
Get outta there!

So whit, they're feathered,
Fine and braw.
I canny werr them,
Not at aw!
George Square's yer hame,
You'll fly it in wan.
Away ye go
An bile yer can.

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Information about Document 818

In Flight


Text audience

General public
Audience size 1000+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1996
Word count 86

Text medium

Leaflet/brochure (prospectus)

Text publication details

Publisher Erskine Writers Workshop
Publication year 1993

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Author details

Author id 821
Forenames Andrina
Surname Connell
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1930
Educational attainment GCSEs/O-Grades
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired Civil Servant
Place of birth Johnstone
Region of birth Renfrew
Birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Inchinnan
Region of residence Renfrew
Residence CSD dialect area Renfr
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Ships Draughtsman
Father's place of birth Port Glasgow
Father's region of birth Renfrew
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Inverkip
Mother's region of birth Renfrew
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes At all times
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes When occasion arises