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A dash of Doric at the Heritage Centre


By David Porter

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A Doric Day held at the Heritage Centre in Turriff welcomed visitors to a special event which was held on Saturday to showcase the Doric Language.

Doric Day at Turriff Hertiage - Doug Hay, Kathleen Smith, Gordon Hay and Moira Stewart
Doric Day at Turriff Hertiage - Doug Hay, Kathleen Smith, Gordon Hay and Moira Stewart

Several guests were on hand throughout the day and offered a wealth of personal insight into the dialect.

They included storyteller Kathleen Smith and singer Moira Stewart who performed several well known and 'nae sa weel-keent eins' for those attending.

Joining them were balladeer Doug Hay and well known Doric author Gordon Hay whose talks included his works on nursery rhymes and his translation of the bible into Doric as well as recounting several of his favourite stories of the north-east.

Doric Day at Turriff Hertiage
Doric Day at Turriff Hertiage

The Heritage Centre showed off its collection of writings in Doric and Scots and even held some fun games including a Doric word match.

Now open again for the summer season, the museum welcomes visitor s to both the main site in the former Municipal building and the nearby Session Cottage which offers a unique look at life in a typical 19th century home.


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