Doric Board

The richness and diversity of the North East’s Doric culture is set to come under the spotlight once again, thanks to the launch of the Doric Board New Year Awards 2024.

The Doric Board has opened the fifth annual awards to applications from projects which celebrate the region’s exceptional heritage of Doric language, music, ballad, song, story, history, lore – and the creativity of those who live and work in the area.

Grants of up to £1000 will be made available to applicants who reside in the North East to assist in the funding of projects which comply with the Board’s objectives – the promotion of the language, traditions and culture of the North-east of Scotland. 

The scheme is part of the founding aim of the Doric Board and was created with the support of the Scottish Government to develop and support a sustainable, dynamic future for Doric as a vibrant language.  The Doric Board (North-East Tradition and Language – NETAL) aims to be a powerful voice for social and economic regeneration, and a driver towards a national Scots language board. 

Commenting on the launch of the 2024 Doric Board New Year Awards, Doric Board chair Frieda Morrison said: “These awards continue to provide an important boost for projects which seek to shine a light on some of the many facets of Doric language and culture.  Over the years, we have received applications from an inspiring variety of initiatives and this years is set to be no exception.”

Applications should be emailed to The Doric Board by December 12th, 2023.  Funds will be made available to successful applicants in mid-January 2024.