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 

Congratulations tae Jo Gilbert

Congratulations tae Jo Gilbert

Congratulations tae Jo Gilbert on the launch of her new buik, WTF is normal anyway?. It wis launched in Glasgow earlier this week, wi a second launch taen place today at 7pm at the Blue Lamp in...

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Scottish Spoken Word Showcase

Scottish Spoken Word Showcase

A showcase of the creativity, diversity and strength of the spoken word in Scotland is being held at the Edinburgh International Book Festival next week. The Central Hall in Edinburgh will host...

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Norlan Lichts Book Released

Norlan Lichts Book Released

A new collection of Scots poetry from the North-East has been published by Rymour Books and is now available to pre-order on their website. 'Norlan Lichts' showcases predominantly unpublished poems...

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Auld McDonald fae Doric Books

Auld McDonald fae Doric Books

"Weel Auld McDonald hisnae gone onywye iss wik bit he his gotten his hauns on a copy o e braw nyew beuk bi Aaron Gale – it’s fa ye ken aat counts! Bit dinna worry, ye can get a haud o een neist...

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Nominations for Scots Language Awards Open

Nominations for Scots Language Awards Open

Jine us tae celebrate Scots language and culture wi a gaitherin o kenspeckle fowk fae aw the airts includin Award Winnin Comedian, Bruce Fummey and former Scots Scriever and poet, Hamish Macdonald...

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The Peterhead Ganjey

The Peterhead Ganjey

One of the projects supported by The Doric Board’s New Year Awards 2020 was Buchanhaven Heritage Society’s “The Peterhead Ganjey Project”. A ganjey is a traditional fisherman’s jersey and Buchanhaven Heritage Society is the proud owner of a historic…

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Doric Books Publishes New Buik

Doric Books Publishes New Buik

Doric Books publications are delighted tae announce that their latest storybook is noo oot an gaun aboot. ‘The Tint Aig’ is bi Aaron Gale and Doric Books say it is “aboot a wee robin fae gings on a...

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Scots Language Publication Grant 2022

Scots Language Publication Grant 2022

The recipients of the Scots Language Publication Grant were announced on Monday with some familiar names mixed in with some new ones. The new titles which will be supported by the Grant are as...

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Bringing Hame Festival Launched

Bringing Hame Festival Launched

A new festival celebrating the story of the North-East Scotland was launched on Monday. The Bringing Hame Festival will be held between the 7th-10th July in partnership with the University of...

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