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Leisure centre workers Carnegie Leisure Centre workers in Dunfermline discuss the mining heritage of their dialect and how, they believe, it is being diluted by influences from Edinburgh.

James Brown, Maurice Hoey, Irene Girdwood, Peter Wordie,

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Relationship of interviewees: Colleagues

Where: Dunfermline, Fife

Language of interview: Scots
About this interview
Voice clip 1
The group discuss words for grandad and the mining community tradition of calling grandfather 'dye'. This tradition seems to cross generations.

Voice clip 2
The group discuss how Dunfermline is becoming a commuter town of Edinburgh and how the traditional mining language is becoming diluted.

More clips from this interview

Maurice Hoey
Maurice, playing in a seven-asides match, remembers 'skelping' a goalpost after he let a goal through that he wanted to save.

Peter Wordie
Peter describes the appearance of a 'ned', complete with tracksuit, gold jewellery, white trainers and cap.
Interview's notes

Long description of interview: We met in a small office in the Carnegie Leisure Centre and James, the centre manager, was most vocal. The younger, male members of the group came to life when they shared sports stories and spoke natural, fluent Scots when they forgot they were being 'interviewed'.

Recorded by: Claire White, Radio Scotland

Date of interview: 2005/03/04



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