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Come awa tae the 100 Words Project launch
An arts project celebrating Aberdeen's indigenous language and culture will be launched this weekend.
100 Words, which celebrates Doric and Gaelic words and their Aberdeen associations, will kick off at Aberdeen Arts Centre on Sunday. The project, run by the city council's Arts Development Team, has proven hugely popular with many Aberdonians keen to have their say on what the top 100 Doric and Gaelic words are.
Well dinna fash, ye'll a ken fit's fit on Sunday. One of the attractions at what promises to be a colourful event, will be the unveiling of the region's favourite 100 Doric words, submitted via Twitter and the 100 most popular Gaelic words.
The event will be opened by Brian Ó hEadhra, Gaelic Arts and Culture Officer with BÃ²rd na GÃ idhlig and Creative Scotland. Weel-kent writer Sheena Blackhall will also be there, along with pupils from Gilcomstoun Primary and members of the Over 50s Doric Club. There will be live performances from local artists, as well as displays of arts and crafts linked to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including stitched words.
Some of the most popular Doric words put forward for the artwork include: bosie, glaikit, gypit, dreich, and drookit.