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A fantastic gift for 2021, The Cruden Bay Calendar featuring a selection of images taken over the years by our very own Jill McWilliam. Available from The Cruden Bay Post Office, Cruden Bay Pharmacy and The Kelpies Gift Shop in Cruden Bay.

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Doric Future videos

Jill’s Lockdown diaries picked up by STV

Jill’s lockdown videos 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 door step, but 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.

Peterhead Prison Officer Jackie Stuart

Doric Future is gathering folk from all backgrounds and professions.
Like any changing culture there is one profound thing that will remain after the written or spoken word has gone, it’s values.
There is a great back bone to Doric Folk, their sheer determination to survive in extreme circumstances.
Peterhead Prison Officer Jackie Stuart now well into his retirement stands firm with his couthy personality and warm presence retelling his story of courage in the face of adversity.

Ian Kennedy from Peterhead.

Ian Kennedy from Peterhead has a great love and enthusiasm  of our Buchan Heritage.

Jill explains her ‘Doric’ project.

Lot’s of people have shown an interest in Jills work and have been asking how they might find out more, well who better to tell them than Jill herself?

Cruden Bay – The little village with a big history.

It’s 20 years since I made my first video of Cruden Bay.  I’m delighted to have had the opportunity to present my work to a higher standard.  It takes a huge effort to make these community videos.  I guess my imagination started from my farming days, from the hours and days of menial work , my mind would wonder and begin to create stories in my head

2019 was the year Doric Future began,

snippets of that year where I am out and about sharing our culture and experiencing other people’s cultures

Buchan, Land and Sea

Jill’s latest piece reflecting on her passion for all things Doric  and  pulled together all in a day – Farming , Fishing, Stone circles, Country Houses, Wildlife, cycling on the Railway Line, Nostalgia and so much more to be proud of..

Doric future, isn’t just about our Language and Culture.

Here in the North East of Scotland. I want to add something for everyone so it makes it interesting and ever changing.

For me it’s about sharing our culture with other folk across Scotland. This video clearly shows how I easily engage with people from different cultures across our Bonnie Land . This interview with Chaz gave me a wonderful insight into motor bikers, their community, their sense of brotherhood and how that has such a positive knock on affect to the wider community with the charity work they do.   Scottish folk never cease to amaze me !

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Betty Morris shares her Doric stories.

Local woman Betty Morris shares her own very personal memories of a life steep in a rich Doric family life. 

A Tribute to the Farming Community

Jimmy Mathers, Farmer – Slains, Aberdeenshire

A wonderfully rich account of a Doric farmers life, Jimmy Mathers spent his entire working life on his farm at Slains near Cruden Bay.

aJimmy Cantley – 60 years rearing and selling gimmers

Jimmy Cantlay, Farmer – Slains, Aberdeenshire

A very personal reflection by Jill Cantlay McWillam of her fathers life and work as he celebrated 60 years of service to the farming community.

Antonia was our first feature blog and is now our first featured video interview.

Antonia Uri –

“in just one day 500 people watched  Antonia’s interview.”    “ I shall interview Antonia again in the “future “ to see if her dreams have come to be”……..

Alan Hay reflects on the history of the Hay family.

Alan Hay, Archivist of The Clan Hay Society and Chairman of The Royal Celtic Society

As an early contribution to our ‘Historians of Cruden Bay’ project we are delighted to share the reflections of Alan Hay.

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A Tribute To The Collieston Fishermen.

Doric roots are strongly formed from fishing and farming communities.  The late Norman Moncrieff beautifully describes this way of life.  Norman’s grandfather was the last Commercial Fisherman in Collieston, Aberdeenshire.

The last of the Salmon Fishermen.

Bertie Bruce, Joseph Yule and Malcolm Forbes were the last commercial fishermen to fish from the Forvie and Cruden Bay Salmon Stations.

In the year  1831 a system called bag netting was developed to catch salmon in the north east waters,  which became one of the oldest fishing methods in Scotland .  John Bruce, Bertie’s father bought The Cruden Salmon Fishing rights in 1927, thus continuing a way of fishing till   2016,  when the salmon fishing stocks became depleted. It was a sad day when these fishermen had to hang up their nets for the last time. They were the last of the Salmon Netsmen. It was a privilege for me to watch them over the years at work.

Doric Fishing Roots.

A way of life which sustained small communities in the N.E. of Scotland.  Various fishermen who laterly worked from Port Erroll, Cruden Bay and Whinnyfold, Aberdeenshire.

The Doric Farming Community.

Farm Roup at The Ward , Slains, Aberdeenshire

This is the last farm Roup that myself and my father attended. It is important that we keep a record of not just a farming industry but also the way of life that went with it.

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.

Bessie Cordiner Wilkins (No. 2).

Bessie to me, is the “Queen of Doric” that’s why I would like her profile up with the others at the beginning of the site. “At reaching nearly 100 she has spent hours with me, recollecting back  as far as her grandfathers time, she is to be commended as she has to concentrate hard to remember all the details.

Marc MacIntosh, Peterhead.

Senior auctioneer, Aberdeen and Northern Marts.

Marc McIntosh has been an auctioneer selling cattle and sheep etc all his working days.

This video gives an insight to the role of an auctioneer.   Marc has experienced a life time’s connection with countless of North East Farmers and their families.

Jill McWilliam.

On The Stone Circles Of Buchan,Scotland.

The Doric Words will go, but it’s the impression that’s left by the people before us that will live on and fascinate us.

Cruden Bay Folk Club

Featuring the Folk Club’s female voice choir

I have had a long time attachment to the Cruden Bay Folk Club which was formed in 2012, and before that with many of the local entertainers who came together to form the club.

In this video ‘One Voice’ the femaile voice choir which I also take part in (can you pick me out of the line up?) perform the Parting Glass, a song of parting and the anticipated loss of being seperated from those you care for.

For a play list of songs from the club and it’s associated performers and groups, check out the Doric Future ‘Music’ Page

Jill's YouTube Channel

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 80 videos in my current collection, there's plenty there to keep you busy.

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