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Fraserburgh Prepares for Doric Month

Fraserburgh Prepares for Doric Month

Fraserburgh is set to embark on a project dedicated to the Doric language throughout August. Doric Month will be supported by Shop Fraserburgh and the Phoenix Fund, a one-off grant made available to...

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Doric Books Launches Second Book

Doric Books Launches Second Book

A publishing house which specialises in books written in Doric has released their second book since their launch last month. Doric Books are set to launch 'The Puddock', an illustrated version of...

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Heart of the Land

Heart of the Land

The National Library o Scotland celebrates "Sunset Song" by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Chair o the Doric Board, Frieda Morrison, wis delighted tae be asked tae contribute her ain personal response tae...

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Doric Publishing Company Launch

Doric Publishing Company Launch

A new Doric Publishing Company his been launched wi the aim o encouraging mair stories tae be scrieved, telt an read in Doric. Doric Books wis the idea o author an illustrator, Aaron Gale an...

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“Doorways in Drumorty”

“Doorways in Drumorty”

PRESS RELEASE A one hour abridged version of the stage play Doorways in Drumorty, adapted from the book by Strichen born Hollywood screenwriter and author Lorna Moon, featuring the original cast of...

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Sheena Blackhall – SPL Ambassador

Sheena Blackhall – SPL Ambassador

North-East Makar, Sheena Blackhall has been appointed as a Scots Ambassador fur the Scottish Poetry Library. We wish Sheena an her fellow ambassadors Tom Murray, Martin Macintyre an Martin Malone...

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Colin Milton

Members of the Doric Board are sorry to learn of the passing of Dr Colin Milton, Associate Director of the Elphinstone Institute and former Senior Lecturer in the English Department of the University of Aberdeen. Colin was a leading authority on Doric literature and included in his specialisms were D. H. Lawrence, Friedrich Nietzsche and James Joyce. He was a noted authority on the works of Charles Murray, editing an edition of Murray’s works published under the auspices of The Charles Murray Memorial Fund in 2008. He had a particular interest in the use of Scots in education and was responsible…

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Doric Phrase Wik in the Press & Journal

Doric Phrase Wik in the Press & Journal

Fae the 24th April tae the 1st May the Doric Board is holding Doric Phrase Wik tae encourage fowk tae share their favourite phrases fae the North-East. On behalf o the Doric Board, thank you tae the...

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Sheena Blackhall – New Buik Release

Sheena Blackhall – New Buik Release

The North-East makar, Sheena Blackhall, is releasing a new buik ca’d “A Baird’s Life”. It taks the reader through her life in poyems, short stories an images. Below is a press release fae Alan...

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New Year Awards 2021 – Awardees Announced

New Year Awards 2021 – Awardees Announced

Download Press Release  The Doric Board has distributed its second series of financial awards to 15 projects across the North East of Scotland.  In spite of a turbulent 2020 for many projects, The...

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Report on Activities 2019/2020

Report on Activities 2019/2020

REPORT ON ACTIVITIES 2019-20 Download this document  Like so many other organisations, the work of the Board was severely restricted in 2019-20 by the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. From March...

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New Year Awards 2020

New Year Awards 2020

Doric Board New Year Awards 2020  Download this press release  The Doric Board has distributed its first-ever series of financial awards to 18 projects across the North East of Scotland. The awards,...

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