The Wee Gaitherin – ‘Fa/Fit/Fitwye?’ panel

Today, I joined broadcaster Freida Morrison (formerly of the BBC and now the anchorwoman of Scots Radio), Robert Gordon University’s Prof. Peter Reid, and audio-visual archivist Andrew Davidson for a panel discussion as part of Hands up for Trad’s ‘Wee Gaitherin’ – a series of Scots Language seminars being held ahead of the annual Scots Language Awards ceremony.

Our panel was titled ‘Fa, Fit, Fitwye?’ and was a discussion of the Doric dialect of the North-East of Scotland: ‘fa?’ (Doric for ‘who?’) relating to those who have influenced our interest in the dialect; ‘fit?’ (meaning ‘what?’) relating to our our experiences of speaking the dialect in our working lives; and ‘fitwye?’ (meaning ‘why?’) relating to our feelings about the current status of the dialect and what should be done going forward.

You can watch the panel here (it runs from approx 3:00:00 to 4:00:00):

The video also contains some other great panel discussions on other subjects such as Scots in Education and the Oor Vyce campaign for a Scots Language Act.

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