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Only bampots will girn about BBC’s poetic delight | Kevin McKenna

BBC Scotland’s poet in residence, Stuart A Paterson, promotes Scots as a living language, a useful antithesis to modern bureaucratic English

It won’t be long now before BBC Scotland is assailed by the sentinels of right thinking over the content of Thursday’s morning radio news show. What on earth was the national broadcaster thinking of? To mark National Poetry Day the station asked its new poet-in-residence, Stuart A Paterson, to read a poem he had written for the occasion.

It is called Here’s the Weather, an appropriate topic at this time of the year, as the seasons prepare to turn one last time and Scotland looks at its best in copper and gold.

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