Poetry

A new book of poetry from the village of Gourdon was launched at the primary school at the end of January 2014.

The book is the result of two years of work by Celia Craig, retired PT English, a native of Gourdon, now resident in Stonehaven.

The book was produced to celebrate the life of a fishing community, Gourdon and also reveals the part which poetry has played in all aspects of village life in this fishing community, and to raise funds for the award winning Maggie Law Maritime Museum.  

The museum has had the benefit of strong support from the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee of Aberdeenshire Council,and Visit Scotland.

"The poems, which range over a150-year period, reveal significant aspects of Gourdon as a community and afford a unique insight into the thoughts and feelings of the people as they faced disaster,death and adversity as well as their joys,happy times and social interaction: a rich heritage,"

See Mearns Leader Report

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The Gourdon Poetry Anthology is available as a print version at a sale price of £3.50 from the Maggie Law Maritime Museum. An electronic version is now available for downloading.

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poetry anthology ebookA recently updated and extended version in Ebook format, including additional poems, background information and photographs is now available online.

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