Welcome Tae The Doric Board
North East Tradition An Language
The North-East o Scotland is hame tae an exceptional heritage o language, music, ballad, song, story, history an lore – alongside the dynamic creativity o fowk faa bide an wirk there. A key element in ess heritage, is North East Scots, (generally kent as Doric) the expressive tongue in fit mony North-Easters spik, think an feel.
A sma gaitherin o like-minded fowk cam the gither recently, tae energise public appreciation o this heritage an formed The Doric Board (North-East Tradition an language – NETAL). The main aim o The Doric Board will be, through advocacy, campaignin, education, events and fundin, is tae enhance linguistic an cultural confidence in the North-East, an be a powerful vyce for social, and economic regeneration – and a driver towards a national Scots Language Board. The Doric Board aims tae create an support a sustainable, dynamic future for Doric as a vibrant language – respected across the region in the context o a divers an open society.
It is the intention o The Doric Board, tae support the aims bi promotin an developin Doric as an integral pairt o the region’s heritage, identity an cultural life. Oer mony decades Doric his suffered, like the Scots language generally, fae bein seen as somehoo lackin in value.
Fooiver, The Doric Board will wirk towards promotin an facilitatin access tae the region’s cultural treasures through its language, an increase the acceptance o Doric in education, the workplace an in the media. Tae dae this effectively, the Doric Board will wirk wi The Scottish
Government, local authorities, universities, schools and colleges – tae improve provision an accessibility across aa sectors, baith for native spikkers – an importantly, learners.
Welcome to the Doric Board
North East Tradition And Language
The North-East of Scotland is home to an exceptional heritage of language, music, ballad and song, story, history, and lore, alongside the dynamic creativity of those who live and work there. A key element in this heritage is North-East Scots (generally known as “Doric”), the expressive tongue in which many North-Easters speak, think, and feel.
A small group of like-minded people came together recently to energise public appreciation of this heritage and formed The Doric Board (North-East Tradition and Language – NETAL). The main aim of The Doric Board will be, through advocacy, campaigning, education, events and funding, is to enhance linguistic and cultural confidence in the North-East, and be a powerful voice for social, and economic regeneration, and a driver towards a national Scots language Board. The Doric Board aims to create and support a sustainable, dynamic future for Doric as a vibrant language – respected across the region in the context of a diverse and open society.
It is the intention of The Doric Board to support these aims by promoting and developing Doric as an integral part of the region’s heritage, identity, and cultural life. Over many decades Doric has suffered, like the Scots language generally, from being seen as somehow lacking in value. However, The Doric Board will work towards promoting and facilitating access to the region’s cultural treasures through its language, and increase the acceptance of Doric in education, the workplace and in the media. To do this effectively, the Doric Board will work with Scottish Government, local authorities, universities, schools and colleges to improve provision and accessibility across all sectors, both for native speakers, and importantly, learners.
On behalf of the Doric Board - it is our honour and privilege to appoint Sheena Blackhall as our North East Makar.
SAE PLEASED TAE HEAR THE NEWS Congratulations tae Sandy May on bein awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List. Sae weel deserved - an congratulations as weel tae Vi May. Aye there.
An organisation which aims to enhance appreciation of the North East’s Doric heritage has announced a key appointment. The Doric Board (North-East Tradition and Language - NETAL) has named renowned...
Scots Language Awards – Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow – 27th September, 2019. Congratulations tae aa oor North East Winners – Doric wis weel tae the fore. Sheena Blackhall – awarded wi the Janet Paisley...
Download the Press Release here Doric Project Grant Scheme Launches The North-East of Scotland is home to an exceptional heritage of language, music, ballad and song, story, history, and...
Jack Capener wis the guest Spikker at the Doric Board Advisory Group meeting on Wednesday 11th September.
The members heard Jack outline his plans for the creation of a new Scots Language Board and his proposals to the Scottish Government.
The Doric Board has funds available for grants of up to £1000 for assisting in the funding of projects which comply with the Board’s objectives, namely the promotion of the language, traditions and...