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Memories wanted for memorial to lost fishermen

BURGHEAD-born playwright Morna Young is holding two further recording sessions as part of her project to create an audio commemoration of fishermen and boats from the north-east who have been lost at sea.

The move follows a positive response to sessions in Burghead and Hopeman with people asked to loan their voices to the memorial.

There additional sessions will be held in Lossiemouth and Buckie, with Morna also working with pupils from Hopeman Primary School and Lossiemouth High.

Inspired by the loss of her fisherman father, Morna's play Lost at Sea is a personal tribute to the fishing communities of Scotland.

Morna said: "I received a very kind and generous response to the initial call out so it felt important to try to include Lossiemouth and Buckie as part of this too.

Morna will be making the recordings at Buckie Lifeboat Station (Commercial Road) on Tuesday, April 16 from 1.30pm-3.30pm, Burghead Church of Scotland Hall on Tuesday 16 from 5.30pm-8pm, Hopeman Primary School on Wednesday, April 17 from 3.15pm-4.45pm and at Lossiemouth High School drama department on Wednesday, April 17 from 6pm-8pm.

Anyone interested in recording for the memorial list is invited to drop in at one of the locations. Recordings will take no more than five minutes.

Morna added: "I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received in writing and presenting Lost at Sea so far. I hope this living memorial will be a tribute to many of the men and boats that have been lost. I would be honoured for anyone local to contribute."

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