James Robertson reads The Lord's Prayer in Scots

 

 

 

 

 

James Robertson reads The Lord's Prayer in Scots

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In November 2012, the SPL (Scottish Poetry Library) held an event, Sacred Texts,

marking the 350th anniversary of the Common Prayer Book and 20 years of the New

Testament in Scots.The guest speakers were former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway

and novelist and poet James Robertson. In this excerpt from the event, James Robertson talks

about what the New Testament in Scots means to him and reads the Lord's Prayer in Scots.

 

 

 

 

 
Note: The novel to which James Robertson refers about the minister who lost his faith
is called "The Testament of Gideon Mack" and was long-listed for the 2006 
Man Booker prize.