By Professor Peter Reid, Robert Gordon University

I am delighted that we have produced this film, entitled Spirit of Banffshire in collaboration with the Lord Lieutenant. It accompanies his new book of the same title which was launched today.

The film was made by Erin Smith who has set up her own company, Pink Sphynx Media. Erin is a former student of ours, and has done a phenomenal job.

With very grateful thanks to Frieda Morrison for narrating two of the verses, and to the Doric Board for making it possible through one of its grants.

‘This is my country.

The land that begat me.

These windy spaces

Are surely my own.

And those who here toil

In the sweat of their faces

Are flesh of my flesh,

And bone of my bones.’