” This website is reading like a book of a doric quine, it’s my roots that  have made me who I am”

2020 (August) Press and Journal

2020 (August) Press and Journal

Following on from the ongoing success of Doric TV, the Press and Journal picked up on this particular story featuring local Pictish band, The Trybe. For full information on that…

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2020 (August) Launch of Doric TV

2020 (August) Launch of Doric TV

Following the success of the Doric Future website and my You Tube Channel, it became clear to me that a new approach would help pull everything together and give me…

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2020 New frae oor wee bit but an’ ben and a tribute to Jimmy and the fairmin’ community

2020 New frae oor wee bit but an’ ben and a tribute to Jimmy and the fairmin’ community

The notion of the Doric Future Website was in recognition of my late ‘faither’, Jimmy Cantlay, of Ogston farm, Slains and all farming folk like him in the north east…

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2020 North East filmmakker feart for the futur o Doric

2020 North East filmmakker feart for the futur o Doric

Jill Cantlay McWilliam, fae Cruden Bay in Aiberdeenshire, is warkin on a series o Doric films aboot the cultur o the North East. The videographer has been warkin on the…

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2020 Buchan Observer Lockdown article

2020 Buchan Observer Lockdown article

Beating the lockdown blues with creativity and the Buchan coast These historical yet catastrophic times are difficult for many people, and can be a particular challenge in many far-reaching ways. Jill…

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2020 Press and Journal Lockdown article

2020 Press and Journal Lockdown article

  Jill McWilliam wants to keep Doric alive.. Copyright: Steve Cramphorn When Jill McWilliam’s life “slowed to a canny pace” with the onset of lockdown, she decided to share the…

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2020 Scotlands Sounds

2020 Scotlands Sounds

Scotland’s Sounds is delighted to share good news from across the network. New Doric Future Website Now Online Doric Future Website was formed in 2019. It is a unique website…

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2020 Oor wee bit But an’ Ben

2020 Oor wee bit But an’ Ben

As time goes by it’s sometimes nice just to slow things down a little and get back to the things that really matter. For me it’s a bit like going…

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2020 Still got lots to do

2020 Still got lots to do

2020 Care home concert parties

2020 Care home concert parties

I continue to work with members of Cruden Bay Folk Club and take part regularly with concert parties performing at care homes in the Cruden Bay, Peterhead and Ellon areas….

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2019 Launched Doric Future

2019 Launched Doric Future

In 2019 I decided the time had come to put all of my focus into 1 online location and I launched Doric Future. The primary objective was to use this…

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2019 Nature and wellbeing

2019 Nature and wellbeing

2019 Launched my own You Tube

2019 Launched my own You Tube

I have a great  passion for my homeland of Scotland.   In 2019 I ventured into the world of You Tube as a means of documenting my travels as a keen…

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2015 Port Erroll Heritage Group

2015 Port Erroll Heritage Group

I helped to form a group to safe guard Port Erroll’s conservation area status. Port Erroll Heritage Group emerged thus realising a dream that old photographs and past information of…

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2013 Peterhead Scottish Week

2013 Peterhead Scottish Week

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…

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2013 Ellon Editor’s

I have also volunteered with the Ellon Editor’s (learning disabilities) to help produce their stories and photographs into various publications.

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2012 Inspire at Cafe Coast

2012 Inspire at Cafe Coast

With Inspire at Cafe Coast, Aberdeen I worked with a group who had learning disabilities to start off a new project in producing their newsletters.

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2012 Turning Point

2012 Turning Point

I have volunteered with Turning Point, Scotland in Aberdeen, as their newsletter editor, helping to promote people in their quest to find work.

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2012 Buchan Observer

2012 Buchan Observer

As correspondent to The Buchanie for Cruden Bay amongst my many articles I highlighted the importance of preserving Slains Castle.

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2012 Life Through A Lens

2012 Life Through A Lens

I volunteered with a project called Life Through A Lens, Ellon to help portray how socially isolated people feel. One of my exhibiting images.

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2012 Cruden Bay Folk Club

2012 Cruden Bay Folk Club

I became involved with the mewly formed Cruden Bay Folk Club who meet in the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel in Cruden Bay on the last Friday of every month. For more…

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2011 NEOS

2011 NEOS

One of my exhibitions for North East Open Studios NEOS… I used my photographic skills to highlight one of our most iconic ruins in the North East of Scotland.

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2010 Gallery at The Garage

2010 Gallery at The Garage

My work the North East Open Studio snowballed onto opening a “Gallery at The Garage”, where all my photographs showing Cruden Bay at its best were displayed.

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2010 North East Open Studio

2010 North East Open Studio

I have taken part in North East Open Studio’s three times and found this very rewarding.

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2007 Radio Scotland Past Lives

2007 Radio Scotland Past Lives

2007 – Past Lives Is a BBC Radio Scotland magazine programme hosted by Mark Stephen, who on visiting Cruden Bay to discover more about the links between Bram Stoker and…

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2007 Peterhead Academy “My Town”.

2007 Peterhead Academy “My Town”.

I then went onto help youngsters with their creative skills and led a project with pupils of Peterhead Academy to produce their own film of Peterhead, called “My Town”.

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2007 wedding photography

2007 wedding photography

Over the years I have filmed quite a number of weddings, a skilled job on its own! From The Amalfi Coast in Italy to a Viking Wedding on Rattray Beach,…

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2006 working with a film crew

2006 working with a film crew

I worked with a film crew(on my theory) to help establish why Bram Stoker author of the world famous Novel Dracula found fascination with Cruden Bay’s Coastline.

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2002 Cruden Bay publicity group

2002 Cruden Bay publicity group

various projects were under taken by the publicity group. One such being the dispersing of the community associations leaflets produced of Cruden Bay. I ventured up the North East Coast…

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2000 The Buchan Tourist Group

2000 The Buchan Tourist Group

I held the position of chairperson for The Buchan Tourist Group, to help promote the assets of the area for both locals and tourists alike.

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2000 Cruden Bay 2000

2000 Cruden Bay 2000

I produced a film of Cruden Bay at the turn of the Century, it sold 700 copies and was widely acclaimed!

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1997 testing out my creative abilities

1997 testing out my creative abilities

With an ordinary cam corder (prior to the digital age ) I undertook many video projects, including taking footage of various places I visited in Scotland. I also videoed some…

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1982 Forestry Commission

1982 Forestry Commission

In 1982 I took up a position with The Forestry Commission in Inverness, I have no doubt that it was my time here which fostered in me a love for…

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1980 I started my working career

1980 I started my working career

In 1980 I started my working career as a Civil Servant with Customs and Excise in Aberdeen, I think it would be fair to say, that like our National Bard,…

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