"I' the Kirk Laft" by Robert Rendall - SMC188

This poem is written in Orkney dialect. It is about the hangman's ladder and the pulpit stored in the south triforium, "the sooth laft", of St Magnus Cathedral. The poet is Robert Rendall.

Robert Rendall was , amongst many other things, a poet, historian, and conchologist (an expert on shells). He was born in Glasgow in 1898 but moved to Westray, his family home, in 1905. Rendall was largely self educated.

The poem was published in "Orkney Variants and Other Poems" by Robert Rendall.

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