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A taste o hame

Home – Hame – Дом – Dom is a creative learning project designed to promote social integration between migrants to the North-East of Scotland and the settled communities in the towns of Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Banff, Macduff and Turriff.

As part of Home – Hame – Дом – Dom, Modo hosted 3 cultural evenings “A taste o hame” in partnership with Peterhead Central School. The evenings were free to attend and promised good food, live music and entertainment, suitable for all ages.


Friday 24th January saw over 100 people came together to sample traditional Scottish haggis, neeps and tatties with shortbread . We were treated to some traditional Scottish dancing, Doric tales and songs.


On Friday 22nd February, 98 people came along to Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek)as we sampled Grochowa and Polish Donuts. We listened to Polish songs, nursery rhymes, bannock tales and even learned a Polish wedding song!


Our last celebration, Lithuanian St Casmir’s Day was hugely attended by 155 people of all nationalities to have potato pancakes (Blynai) and pink soup (šaltibarščiai). We had an evening of singing, dancing and crafts which was very much enjoyed by all who attended.


Home – Hame – Дом – Dom is run by The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, in partnership with the WEA and Modo, commissioned by the North Aberdeenshire LEADER Local Action Group.

A taste o hame, Smak dziecinstwa, Namus primenantis skonis is run by Modo, in partnership with Central School, Funded by Aberdeenshire Youth Bank.


Voices from Home

Voices from Home audio

Voices from Home begun by asking the questions “what does Home mean to you?” and “where in the world do you think of as Home?” to the young people at Encounter as well as the general public.

In partnership with Derek O’Halloran, Voices from Home was created.

Some of the young people involved in the project volunteered to read out the responses.