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Bible's New Testament translated into Doric by Gordon Hay

Gordon Hay
Image caption Gordon Hay was brought up with the Doric dialect

An Aberdeenshire author has completed what is believed to be the first translation of the Bible's New Testament into Doric.

Solicitor Gordon Hay's work has taken six years.

The Bible is available in hundreds of languages, but Mr Hay was determined to make it available in the north east of Scotland dialect he was raised with.

He started by translating some readings for the Buchan Heritage Society and enjoyed it so much he carried on.

The Longside Church elder said some sections were very challenging.

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