An Aberdeen care-home resident will recite his own Doric poem to celebrate Burns Night.
Bill Hepburn, 87, who is a resident at Jesmond Care Home in Bridge of Don, spent most of his life as a farmer and only discovered his talent for poetry when he entered a competition in 2012.
The submitted poem was only recently rediscovered by Bill’s daughter who has since framed it for her father. The Auld Corner Shoppie tells the story of a local shop and the interesting items sold there when Bill was a boy.
Bill said: “Reciting my poem to my friends at our annual Burns Supper is a real honour – I never expected it to get the reaction it has.
“I’m looking forward to toasting the haggis, laddies and lassies, and now auld Davie, with a dram come Saturday.”