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by Laurie Goodlad
Shetland with Laurie Podcast

An interview with Ann Marie Anderson, author of the Peerie Ooricks books


Welcome to episode 21 of the podcast - this week’s show is with Ann Marie Anderson, author of the popular dialect children's book series, Peerie Ooricks.

Ann Marie grew up on the west side of Shetland, and now lives on the island of Whalsay. She is a writer and artist who has created the lovable Ooricks – small characters who explore Shetland’s landscape, language and culture.

In today’s show, we speak about her series of children’s books, her love of the language and Shetland’s culture and the ways we can help to preserve and maintain the spoken language in Shetland.

We also speak about her work as joint convener with Shetland ForWirds, an organisation that aims to foster and promote the use of written and spoken Shetland dialect as a valued and essential element of Shetland’s distinctive heritage and culture.

You can sign up to become a member of Shetland ForWirds or access a wealth of dialect resources via their website.

Ann Marie’s work is available via her website or you can contact her on Instagram @peerie_oorick or at peerieoorickbooks@gmail.com.

This is the last episode of Season Two and I will be back in the autumn after the migratory birds depart for the summer!

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Episode 21

by Laurie Goodlad