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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:

  • Local Bands lead at UK Pipe Band Championships 2017

    Local Bands lead at UK Pipe Band Championships 2017

    Over 100 bands from across the UK and Ireland have taken part in the UK Pipe Band Championships in Northern Ireland. The event was staged in the grounds of Stormont on Saturday, marking the fourth year in a row that it has been held in Belfast. Ian Burrows, from the NI branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, told UTV the championships were always highly competitive with hours of practice being put in. more »

  • Safeguarding Children and Adults in the Arts and Culture Sector Project

    Safeguarding Children and Adults in the Arts and Culture Sector Project

    The Ulster Scots Agency would like to take this opportunity to promote the Department for Communities Safeguarding Children and Adults in the Arts and Culture Sector Project. more »

  • 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 »