Tales Fae The Doric Side (Elphinstone Institute)

Tales Fae The Doric Side is collaboration project between writer Jo Gilbert and The Friends of Elphinstone, Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, and funded by Creative Funding. Through conversations with teachers and others working in and around Scots, a lack of new work suitable for older students in Doric was identified, sparking the idea for an anthology of new writing. The Elphinstone Institute created a companion pamphlet to accompany the anthology comprising questions and activities that secondary schools and teachers can use in their Scots language work. The pamphlet is in PDF format so it can be easily distributed to teachers and schools. You can download it here.

The Doric Board gave some funding towards the project to record some of the stories from the anthology. Click here to listen to the recordings, which include poems and Doric translations of fiction, and to find out more information about the project.