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 eligible Aberdeenshire towns with the aim of supporting the economies of town centres during the Covid-19 lockdown period.

The fund is led by three groups in Fraserburgh – Broch Business Together, The Fraserburgh Rotary Club’ and Fraserburgh Community Council. It is also managed by local PR and marketing agency, Talented Marketing.

Marketing Director of Talented Marketing, Ashley Mackie said: “The aim is to have local Doric musicians, poets and authors hold events within local businesses and online too, to reach a national and global audience.”

Throughout August, there will be both online and offline activities for all ages, including a Big Fat Doric Quiz, a Doric Word Hunt, the installation of Doric Boards in Fraserburgh and a Doric poetry competition to name just a few.

Robert Watt from the Fraserburgh Rotary Club said: “We are very excited to celebrate our first Doric month in the town and are hoping to make this an annual event. Many of our locals are passionate about the language and it is a good way of involving the younger generation that many want to be inspired and learn more about its history.”

To view the full line-up you can visit the Shop Fraserburgh website and if you’re interested in taking part, you can contact Ashley Mackie by phone on 07940458127 or by emailing:

Doric Month promotional video from Shop Fraserburgh