Peterhead man publishes book

Graham Weir has published a book of his poetry.
Graham Weir has published a book of his poetry.

A Peterhead man who has been writing poetry for over 30 years has published his first book of poems.

Graham Weir - who has lived in Peterhead all of his life - published the book, entitled ‘50 Shades of Graham’, in the last three weeks.

The book, which features poems from the past 30 years, has sold 70 copies already.

Early in his career, Graham was a fisherman but has worked at St Fergus Gas Terminal for the last 20 years.

Graham lives in Peterhead with his wife and has one grown-up daughter and two grandchildren.

Graham told the Buchan Observer he was encouraged to have his poetry printed by family and friends.

The St Fergus Gas Terminal worker has strong family connections to the area as his dad owned a butcher’s shop in Peterhead and also served as a town councillor.

Commenting, Graham said: “It gives you a great sense of achievement.

“Some of the poems are sad, some are happy, some are funny, most of them are personal - but they’re all about my experiences of growing up in Peterhead.

“And it’s only through family and friends’ persuasion that they persuaded me to have my poems published.”

Copies of ‘50 Shades of Graham’ can be purchased at Scrogie’s in Peterhead for £7.