Reports & Press Releases

Fraserburgh Prepares for Doric Month

Fraserburgh Prepares for Doric Month

Fraserburgh is set to embark on a project dedicated to the Doric language throughout August. Doric Month will be supported by Shop Fraserburgh and the Phoenix Fund, a one-off grant made available to eligible Aberdeenshire towns with the aim of supporting the economies...

Doric Books Launches Second Book

Doric Books Launches Second Book

A publishing house which specialises in books written in Doric has released their second book since their launch last month. Doric Books are set to launch 'The Puddock', an illustrated version of the popular JM Caie poem about a big-headed frog. A Kickstarter...

Heart of the Land

Heart of the Land

The National Library o Scotland celebrates "Sunset Song" by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Chair o the Doric Board, Frieda Morrison, wis delighted tae be asked tae contribute her ain personal response tae the novel. Find oot mair fae the National Library o Scotland here....

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 storyteller, Jackie Ross wi the Doric Board supportin the publication o their...

“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 the highly successful 2019 Scottish tour will be available to watch...

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 fae Moray, aa the best in their new roles.

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 on Doric literature and included in his specialisms were D. H. Lawrence, Friedrich Nietzsche and James Joyce. He was a noted authority on the works of Charles Murray, editing an edition of Murray’s works published under the auspices of The Charles Murray Memorial Fund in 2008. He had a particular interest in the use of Scots in education and was responsible…

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 Press & Journal fer their feature aboot Doric Phrase Week an...

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 Spence an Rymour Books, explainin mair:  SHEENA BLACKHALL is a...

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 Doric Board was delighted at the number and diversity of applications...