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Poet Gary Robertson Partners With Lidl To Champion Region’s Love Of Poetry

Poet Gary Robertson leads series of virtual workshops with Campie Primary School pupils to support the next generation of bards.

The poet has partnered with Lidl to celebrate the ‘daft days’ and champion the region’s love of poetry

The term ‘daft days’ was originally used to describe the Christmas and Hogmanay holidays; made famous by 18th century Scots poet, Robert Fergusson

16 December 2020: This Christmas, Lidl is championing Scots poetry by supporting the next generation of bards with a series of virtual workshops for Campie Primary School pupils.

Hosted in partnership with poet, Gary Robertson, the workshops explored the history of the ‘daft days’ and taught pupils how to pen their own ode to the festive season.

The term ‘daft days’ was made famous by 18th century Scots poet, Robert Fergusson. The phrase described the fun, frivolity and merriment of the twelve days that run between Christmas and the 5th January.

Lidl recently commissioned poet Gary Robertson to pen his own homage to the ‘daft days’ using the Scots dialect. Gary is now encouraging pupils at Campie Primary School in Musselburgh and across the region to embrace Scots poetry this festive season.

Poet Gary Robertson said: “Hosting the virtual workshops and seeing the passion school pupils have for the Scots language and for poetry was fantastic. Poetry is a great way to explore Scots, to celebrate our cultural heritage and our culture’s place in the modern world.

“The phrase ‘daft days’ is so unique to Scotland, and this initiative has allowed us to champion the impact poetry has had on the festive season as it exists today all over the world.”

Ross Millar, Lidl’s Regional Director for Scotland, said: “It’s been great to work with Gary Robertson to champion the ‘daft days’ and Scots poetry.

“At Lidl we love to celebrate everything that is unique to Scotland, from food to culture, and this project has allowed us to take that even further by championing the next generation of talent.”

Lidl shoppers are being encouraged to pick up a Lidl Book of Big Adventures, in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland, includes a fun activity for kids to try their hand at writing a Scots poem at home.

Joseph Christiansson
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