“Fit’s Gaan On”

Scots Radio is a programme that spiks aboot the culture and the ongyans o fowk fa use Scots in their wirkin warl.

Accordin tae the last census in Scotland, there are aroon 1.5 million Scots spikkers in this country. Ye dinna hae tae wanner far tae hear it – jist ging as far North, Sooth, East an Wast as yir lugs’ll tak ye.

I hope ye’ll enjoy rummelin aboot in the Episodes, and welcome tae the company that celebrates the Scots Language – and the fowk that jist spik it.

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Scots Radio is a programme that speaks about the culture and the on-going plans of people who use Scots in their working world.

According to the last census taken in Scotland, there are around 1.5 million Scots speakers in this country.  You don’t have to go far to hear it – just go as far North, South, East or West as your ears will take you.

I hope you enjoy searching through the episodes of SLR and welcome to the company that celebrates the Scots Language – and the people who just speak it.

 friedacircleFrieda Morrison – Producer / Presenter

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Doric Board Launches Grant Scheme

Doric Board Launches Grant Scheme

The Doric Board Launches Grant Scheme 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...

Billy Kay Seminar – Tae Be Yersels

Billy Kay Seminar – Tae Be Yersels

Billy Kay Seminar - Tae Be Yersels INTRO (in Scots)In the Simmer o 2019, Billy Kay wis gey vauntie when the Scottish Poetry Leibrarie spiered gin he wad dae their inaugural Scots leid lecture. Cried “Tae Be Yersels” Billy took a glisk at aw the great makars scrievin...

Celebratin Sheena

Celebratin Sheena

Celebratin Sheena explores the work of multi award-winning North-East poet, writer, storyteller and singer Sheena Blackhall.https://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/events/14544/One of Scotland’s most important literary figures comes to the Barn for an evening of poetry,...

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Bairn’s, Poets & Ken Yir Country

Weel – wir richt intae the Christmas Spirit – an if ye didna ken better yid think we’ve been enjoying the spirit oer much.   Bit we spread a wee bit o good cheer wi the focus on Scots books for Bairns. Oor guests include, poet an writer Thamas Clark, oor new lad Jack Capener an musician an sometimes co presenter Steve Byrne.  An we hiv a special spleet new item this episode – we launch oor Heritage Quiz caad – ‘KEN YIR COUNTRY’.   Pit yir wits against oor panel….an jine us for some Christmas sparkies.   Thank you tae Scottish Dictionaries for their support.

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It’s a hunner years since the 1st rememberance day, faan those that managed tae get hame safely, remembered those that didna.

The words of Dufftown poet, Mary Symon went oot wi the forces an were doubly significant tae the sodjers fae the same area – hearin the wirds written in their ain native language.

Mony rural communities throughout Scotland, includin those o the Cabrach, North-East Scotland, niver recovered fae the combined loss o mony o their young men.

Mary Symon wrote this poignant poem in 1933. It has been inscribed on the memorial cairn, built bi the Cabrach community an unveiled bi Prince Charles in 2018.

‘The Soldiers’ Cairn’ .
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Jack Capener spiks tae Frieda Morrison aboot the next steps on the journey tae create a ' Scots Language Board'.

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Grants available.GRANTS AVAILABLE - DEADLINE 12th December
The Doric Board has grants of up to £1,000 available to put towards projects to promote the Doric language, traditions and the culture of the North-East of Scotland.

For further information and application details, visit: doricboard.com/projects/
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We are delighted an privileged tae dedicate oor 60th Scots Radio programme tae Professor Gary West’s new book an play ‘Jocks Jocks’. The content is based on stories collected bi traditional singer an collector, Jock Duncan, fae 1st World War Veterans. Gary jines us in the studio tae taak us on this very special journey.

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/scotsradio/episode-60-gary-wests-jocks-jocks
SR Website: www.scotsradio.com/episode-60/
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