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Gordon Hay Completes Translation of Bible into Doric

  • Submitted by: Jackie Dunbar, Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 26 June 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-09695

That the Parliament congratulates Gordon Hay for translating the entire Bible into Doric; understands that Mr Hay completed the New Testament in 2012 when he had spare time whilst working as a solicitor; further understands that once Mr Hay retired, he had time to complete the translation of the Old Testament, which is approximately three times longer, with 758 pages and over 570,000 words; applauds what it sees as the impressive dedication required to achieve this scholarly achievement, and welcomes his contribution to promoting the Doric language and making religion more accessible.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Annabelle Ewing, Murdo Fraser, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Rona Mackay, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Marie McNair, Audrey Nicoll, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance