North East Tradition and Language

Doric Phrase Week: April 24th to May 1st 2021

The North-east o Scotlan enjoys a unique collection o Doric wirds an phrases. Maist o them are handit doon throw generations, an some are gyan oot o wir ivvery-day spik. So jine us an enjoy the fun, as we celebrate iss trissure o wirds an phrases.

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.

News and Press 

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

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…

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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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Special Features 

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