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Second Edition of Ulster-Scots Agency Magazine...

08 December 2009

The Agency has published its second edition of 'Oot an Aboot'. It is hoped that the second edition of the magazine will prove to be even more successful than the first, which as before has a very strong community feel with the majority of articles being written by members of the Ulster-Scots community.

The magazine features a range of community run initiatives held during 2009 funded by the Agency including Ulster-Scots summer schools in East Donegal, Kilcooley and at the Eddie Irvine Centre; Ulster-Scots musical tuition at Cullycapple Primary School and Rathfriland High School and festivals including the East Belfast Titanic Festival, Banbridge Orange Fest 2009 and Coleraine Twelfth Festival. 


The magazine also features articles on a selection of the Agency initiatives developed in 2009, including the hugely successful Dan Gordon drama project; ‘The Boat Factory’.  Other areas of interest include language, history and traditional Ulster-Scots recipes.


Across the Province and border counties members of community and voluntary groups work tirelessly to promote Ulster-Scots within the community - ‘Oot an Aboot’ is a celebration of their ongoing commitment.  The Agency acknowledges without the support of the community, it would not be possible to keep our cultural Ulster-Scots traditions alive.


The second edition of ‘Oot an Aboot’ was officially launched by the Agency on Friday 4th December as Ulster rugby played Glasgow Warriors at Ravenhill.


Members of the community are invited to collect their free copy of the magazine by visiting one of the following distribution centres:


Belfast and surrounding areas:

Belfast Welcome Centre

Belvoir Park Library

Braniel Library

Carryduff Library

Central Library

Cregagh Library

Dairy Farm Library

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland

Dundonald Library

Gilnahirk Library

Greater Village Regeneration Trust

Linenhall Library

Newtownbreda Library

Park Centre

Presbyterian Historical Society

Tullycarnet Library

PepperCorn Café


Co Antrim:

Antrim Tourist Information Centre

Area Library Headquarters

Ballee Library

Ballycastle Tourist Information Centre

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre

Ballymoney Tourist Information Centre

Belfast International Airport Tourist Information Centre

Cairncastle Community Group

Carrickfergus Tourist Information Centre

Dunmurry Library

Fairhill Shopping Centre

Giant's Causeway Tourist Information Centre

Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre

Junction One Shopping centre

Larne Tourist Information Centre

Newtownabbey Tourist Information Centre

Portrush Seasonal Office, Dunluce Centre

The Braid Ballymena Town Hall, Museum & Arts Centre

Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena


Co Londonderry:

Bellaghy Library

Creggan Library

Coleraine Tourist Information Centre

Derry Central Library

Dungiven Library

Limavady Library

Limavady Tourist Information Centre

Londonderry Tourist Information Centre

Magherafelt Tourist Information Centre

Moneymore Library

Shantallow Library

Strathfoyle Library

Waterside Library


Co Down:

Ballynahinch Library

Banbridge Library

Banbridge Tourist Information Centre

Bangor Library

Bangor Tourist Information Centre

Bessbrook Library

Castlewellan Library

Comber Library

Crossmaglen Library

Donaghadee Library

Downpatrick Library

Downpatrick Tourist Information Centre

Dromore Library

Gilford Library

Hillsborough Tourist Information Centre

Holywood Library

Kilkeel Library

Kilkeel Tourist Information Centre

Killyleagh Library

Library Headquarters, Ballynahinch

Lisburn Library

Moira Library

Newcastle Library

Newcastle Tourist Information Centre

Newry Public Library

Newry Tourist Information Centre

Newtownards Tourist Information Centre

Portaferry Library

Rathfriland Library

Saintfield Library

Schomberg Society, Kilkeel

Warrenpoint Library


Co Armagh:

Armagh Library

Armagh Tourist Information Centre

Brownlow Library

Castlederg Library

Castlerock Library

Craigavon Divisional Library

Keady Library

Lurgan Library

Mid-Armagh Community Network

O'Fiaich Memorial & Archive

Portadown Library

Richill Library

Sion Mills Library

Tandragee Library


Co Tyrone:

Bready & District Ulster-Scots Association

Cookstown Library

Derry & Raphoe Action

Dungannon Library

Fintona Library

Fivemiletown Library

Killymaddy Tourist Information Centre

Moy Library

Newtownstewart Library

Newtownstewart & District Ulster-Scots Association

Omagh American Folk Park

Omagh Library

Omagh Tourist Information Centre

Strabane Tourist Information Centre

Strabane Library

The Alley Arts and Conference Centre


Co Fermanagh:

Enniskillen Library

Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre

Irvinstown Library


Border counties:

Border Minority Group

Donegal Library Services

Ulster-Scots Agency, Raphoe office


An online version of the magazine is also available here – ‘Oot an Aboot’


Note the Agency will not be able to cover the cost of posting copies of the magazine to addresses in the UK, Republic of Ireland or overseas.


The Agency would like to thank all those who contributed to the magazine and shared their stories. We hope everyone enjoys the second edition of ‘Oot an Aboot’ magazine!