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The Ulster-Scots Agency is involved in a range of activities - from funding musical and dance tuition, language projects, publishing Ulster-Scots publications and attending events which promote Ulster-Scots within Ulster and further afield.  Below is a selection of our most recent news, older stories may be viewed in the news archive:

  • Agency Launches Ingenious Ulster Science Roadshow

    Agency Launches Ingenious Ulster Science Roadshow

    A new science roadshow for schools which encourages pupils to engage with science by learning about famous Ulster-Scots scientists and inventors has been launched by the Ulster-Scots Agency. more »

  • Local folk group Stonewall to release new CD!

    Local folk group Stonewall to release new CD!

    Local County Armagh folk group, Stonewall, are set to launch their third album entitled, 'Longing for home' at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh on 1st June. more »

  • Friends’ Goodwill and the Journey to a New Land

    Friends’ Goodwill and the Journey to a New Land

    In May in 1717 a small ship made her way out of Larne Harbour and along the Antrim coast past Islandmagee, heading south and then charting a route across the Atlantic to Boston in Massachusetts. more »

  • Ulster-Scots Culture Event to celebrate Burns

    Ulster-Scots Culture Event to celebrate Burns

    Some local primary school children would have been forgiven for feeling ‘wabbit’ (tired) last week, after completing a six week course under the watch-full eye of Ulster-Scots Language facilitator Anne Blair which ended up with over 80 young people networking together to celebrate the life, loves and legacy of Robert Burns by hosting an Ulster-Scots Burns Dinner at Newtownstewart Model Primary School. more »

  • Bright Lights Dancers Head to Moscow

    Bright Lights Dancers Head to Moscow

    Bright Lights dancers Jasmine Ng and Emma McCluskey auditioned successfully for the Moscow Tattoo International Highland Dance Team 2017. more »

  • Oakfield Primary School Receives Flagship Status

    Oakfield Primary School Receives Flagship Status

    The Ulster-Scots Flagship School programme is a cultural and educational programme, devised and managed by the Ulster-Scots Agency in partnership with primary schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. more »