People and Culture

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What is Doric? by Allan Thomson

What is Doric? by Allan Thomson

(written especially for Doric Future)
DORIC Fit is “Doric”? Doric is the wye north-East folk spik. I suppose ye wid ca’ it an accent or a dialect. Fin I wis a loon, I didna’ ken that I spoke Doric or hid an accent. Ye see, the wye I spoke wis learnt at my midder’s…

Bessie Cordiner Wilkins

Bessie Cordiner Wilkins

The importance of videoing oral history to document not only how the Doric language is spoken, but also on how we look.   There are certain features that mark a Doric face, shaped possibly by the environment we are brought up in.
Bessie has a great history.


Doric Future is pleased to present a collection Blog Articles that highlights the Language and Culture of the Scots language in general and the Doric Dialect in particular.

To view our Language / Culture collection click here.


Doric Future 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. These Blogs help all have a musical connection which we hope you enjoy.

To view our Music collection click here.


Since launching the Doric Future Blog back in 2019 we have been delighted to include Blog Posts from a wide variety of people from every corner of the world. In this general section, you can see contributions from ordinary folk who have something to say about what Doric means to them.

To view our People / Culture collection click here.

RGU Students

In the spring of 2021 Doric Future was delighted to welcome its first-ever student placements from RGU, Ewan and Ellie contributed greatly to our website during there placement and you can read in this collection some of the great work they produced for Doric Future.

To view our RGU Student collection click here.

Walking / Wellbeing

Jill has always found peace and comfort from walking in the countryside, in this collection you will find several of her accounts as well as submissions from others on the same subject.

To view our Walking / Wellbeing collection click here.