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Ulster-Scots Language Week

25 November 2019, Discover Ulster-Scots Centre & Various Venues

Runs to 30 November 2019

Ulster-Scots Language Week 25th November 2019 - 30th November 2019

We have put together a varied programme of activities to raise awareness of the Ulster-Scots

language, which will be taking place around the country. These will include talks about the language

and in the language, opportunities for people of all ages to get involved with the Hamely Tongue and

find out more about what’s happening here and in Scotland.


We will be launching several important new resources to help people recognise and understand the

Ulster-Scots that they see and hear around them every day, including a new Wheen o Wurds badge,which will be available free of charge to those who have, you guessed it, a wheen o wurds in Ulster-Scots.


A number of local Councils, including Lisburn and Castlereagh; Antrim and

Newtownabbey; Mid Ulster; Derry and Strabane; and Fermanagh and Omagh have also come on

board to support Ulster-Scots Language Week and we look forward to building on this in the future.


We are particularly pleased to have a number of high profile participants from Scotland, including

the Scots Language pioneer Billy Kay, former SLC Director Michael Hance and the award-winning

Scots poet Stuart Paterson, who will be leading a masterclass for Ulster-Scots writers on St Andrew’s

Day, 30th November 2019.


The Ulster-Scots language is part of who we are. Everyone in Northern Ireland has some Ulster-Scots,

the only problem is that they don’t know it when they see it. We want you to recognise your ability in Ulster-Scots and embrace it.

Please do come along and get involved.

Timetable for Ulster-Scots Language Week 25-30 November 2019.


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