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Wheer d'ye Belang?

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15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 21 February 2014

Katrina Porteous, the poet, explores the wild places and ancient histories of the Northumbrian hills in her poem and personal essay about the Borderlands.

Border Crossings is a pair of specially commissioned pieces from either side of the Border. Each explores the unique qualities of the debatable lands and the centuries of interlinked history between England and Scotland, the amity and the animosity, ahead of this year's referendum on Scottish independence. The first of our commissions is by the poet Katrina Porteous who was born in Scotland and now lives in Northumbria. In her personal essay, Wheer d' ye Belang? she vividly captures the formidable landscape of the Northumbrian hills and their ancient history and culture.

Poet Katrina Porteous was born in Aberdeen aOctober.nd has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987. Much of her poetry explores Northumbrian landscape and communities, especially the fishing community. Her latest collection, Two Countries, is published by Bloodaxe in October.

Produced by Elizabeth Allard and Di Speirs.


Katrina Porteous
Elizabeth Allard
Di Speirs
Katrina Porteous


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