If you have already signed up to be part of the Doric TV community, that’s great news, but please take time to send details of this great new service from Doric Future to anyone you think might be interested.
Since launching Doric TV last year in a bid to lift spirits amidst the chaos caused by Covid 19, we have been introducing ordinary people who do extraordinary things, usually with some connection to the Doric language or culture. However, we have also featured a number of celebrity guests including Dame Evelyn Glennie who were keen to get involved and support what we were doing.
We have introduced our community to such a variety of talented and interesting people, that we have now arranged both our Doric Future Blog content and Doric TV interviews into the collections shown here to enhance your visitor experience, we hope you quickly find your way to articles you will enjoy, and that you will visit us time and again to explore the ever-growing content of our sites.
Doric TV is pleased to present a collection of episodes that highlight the Language and Culture of the Dialect in particular and the Scots language in general.
To view our Language / Culture collection click here.
Doric TV has many connections with musicians, poets and performers from all around the North East of Scotland, as well as further afield, our links with the talented members and visitors of the Cruden Bay folk Club has enabled Jill to compile a wide variety of musical content which is featured in the Doric TV playlists. Jill has also interviewed many of these amazing people, and their stories can be found in this section of the Doric TV archive.
To view our Music collection click here.
Although Doric Future and Doric TV are relatively new services that were launched late in 2019, Jill had previously amassed an impressive collection of video interviews featuring a wide variety of ordinary 'Doric' people who were happy to share their stories and reminiscences which have become an important archive of the folks who live in North East corner of Scotland. More recently with the launch of Doric TV, Jill has added to this content with some amazing interviews, many still come from the ordinary people who have always been at the centre of her work, but professionals and academics have been willing to support Jill's work by giving their own interviews and adding to the breadth of content available to Doric TV viewers.
To view our People / Culture collection click here.
Walking / Wellbeing
Jill has always found peace and comfort from walking in the countryside, her original archives feature lots of content dating back nearly 20 years which portrays her love of nature and the wellbeing which can be derived from embracing all that nature has to offer. In the Coronavirus Lock Down of 2020Jill found so much more than could ever have imagined, right on her very own doorstep.
To view our Walking / Wellbeing collection click here.
This is the newest section to the Doric TV listings, we're hoping to add lots of content to these pages when we get to start travelling again, in the meanwhile you check out our early episodes right here, right now.
To view our Travel collection click here.
Jill's Lockdown Videos
ill’s lockdown video collection cover so much of what’s best about accessing the ‘great out doors’ of Scotland. Jill not only promotes the joy of walking through the wide-open areas on her own doorstep, but she also highlights the rich heritage, diverse natural landscape and preservation of the Doric culture, as well as the benefit to mental health and well-being.
Doric Film Festival 2022 Winners
We are proud to announce that the Doric TV Team has been successful again this year in winning 1st prize in the ‘Group’ category with our short film ‘Doric Future’.
This year’s theme really played out well for us as it was to be based around ‘A Sense O’ Time’, and the temptation to use the name of our website ‘Doric Future’ was just too tempting to resist!
Our team is made up of Mark Findlater, Debbie Leslie, Peter Chapman, Jill McWilliam, Bill Buchan and Gordon Mackay, pictured opposite. The team met virtually on Zoom during lockdown through our mutual interest in raising the profile of the Doric dialect and culture. The Doric Film Festival offered us an amazing opportunity to pull our skills together and to produce this short film that reflects on the past, present and future of what Doric means from the perspective of the presenters of our film.
Jill’s Road to Recovery
As many of you will know, Doric Future Founder Jill McWilliam has been very open about her own mental health challenges and her long road to recovery.
Jill has recently been in conversation with local charity Foyer Aberdeen which developed into a couple of podcasts published by the charity concerning her lifelong challenges with a bipolar condition, and her successful road to recovery.
You can listen to both podcasts by clicking here
Our submission for the Doric Film Festival 2021
Jill McWilliam – Inspiring Aberdeenshire finalist 2021
Check out our amazing Doric Blogs which have been submitted by a wide variety of contributors. We have grouped our archive into a number of practical collections for convenience. If you think you have something you’d like to share with the Doric Future Community, just get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
Doric Future on You Tube
If you're looking for more Doric influenced info, as well as some general travelogue content, why not drop into my You Tube Channel, with over 150 videos in my current collection, there's plenty there to keep you busy.
Just click the big red button