A Doric trail is one of the initiatives being considered to strengthen tourism in the North-east. Aberdeenshire Council is looking to develop the region as the centre for Doric language and poetry. The local authority is proposing to work towards projects including the creation of an Aberdeenshire Doric and traditional music trail.
Excellent way to marginalise Scots. Divide it into different ‘local languages’. A similar policy was tried by the Spanish government against Catalan by insisting that a distinctive group of Western Catalan dialects were not in fact Catalan at all but instead ‘Valencian’, insisting that it should be written according to Spanish spelling rules rather than Catalan ones.
Gaelic thrives acause it has a language industry. It’s worthwhile for young fowk tae gaither qualifications intill’t – they can parlay them intae jobs in the media or teachin or itherwhaur in the public sector. The Gaelic leid is weel mellit intae cultural tourism as weel, sic as residential coorses wi music an dancin. Gin this is the stert o seemilar developments in Scots, it’s hailly tae be walcomed.
Gin Scots is seen as an asset tae tourism, mair fowk’ll shairly eese it. Ah wid be rale tricket if a youngster got a Summer job acause they hid the Doric, nae in spite o it…