North East Tradition and Language

New Year Awards 2023

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 2023.  The Doric Board has just opened up the fourth 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.

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 

Submissions open for a new Doric Anthology

Submissions open for a new Doric Anthology

A new projeck in North-East Scotland is seeking submissions fur a anthology o writing in Doric which wid be suitable fur use in secondary schools. Tales fae the Doric Side is promotin the...

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Scots Language Awards 2022 Arrive in Dundee

Scots Language Awards 2022 Arrive in Dundee

The Scots Language Awards stairt at 7pm at Gardyne Theatre, Dundee. This year’s Scots Language Awards will be held in Dundee this evening at the city’s Gardyne Theatre efter twa wiks o voting. The...

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The WayWORD Festival Gets Underway

The WayWORD Festival Gets Underway

(Image: WayWORD Festival 2022) A festival setting tae explore “unconventional forms of expression” through a buik launches, conversations, performances an workshops kicked aff in Aiberdeen on...

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Scots Language Awards nominations announced

Scots Language Awards nominations announced

The Doric Board is delighted tae announce that twa o the buiks supportit bi oor New Year Award Scheme hiv been nominated in the Scots Language Awards ‘Bairns Beuk o the Year’ category. The nominees...

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Gordon Hay nominated for a Cultural Award

Gordon Hay nominated for a Cultural Award

Doric Board Treasurer, Gordon M Hay Congratulations tae the Doric Board's Treasurer, Gordon M Hay who has been nominated for Aberdeenshire Council's Inspiring Aberdeenshire 2022 Cultural Award. The...

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The Doric Scriever is Announced

The Doric Scriever is Announced

Published writer an performer Shane Strachan will begin his post next week as the new Scots Scriever. During the 12-month residency, the new Scriever…

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Scots Language Awards Voting Opens

Scots Language Awards Voting Opens

Members o the public hiv noo been given the opportunity to vote for fa they think should be the winners of the Scots Language Awards. Voting opened on Monday an will remain open until Sunday 18th...

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