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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:

  • New Gate Fringe Festival 2019

    New Gate Fringe Festival 2019

    The New Gate Fringe Festival 2019 was officially launched by the Mayor, Councillor Michaela Boyle, on Tuesday 9th July in Londonderry’s historic Guildhall. Joining Mayor Boyle was Mark Browne, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Executive Office, alongside representatives from culture, the arts, tourism, and the community sector in the wider Derry City and Strabane District Council Area. more »

  • Cultural traditions being kept alive in Fermanagh

    Cultural traditions being kept alive in Fermanagh

    The Market House Culture Group based in the rural Fermanagh village of Maguiresbridge has recently completed another very successful year of Piping and Drumming Tuition kindly funded by The Ulster Scots Agency. more »

  • Ulster-Scots Guide to help Open Visitors

    Ulster-Scots Guide to help Open Visitors

    As play get under way at The Open at Royal Portrush, see below our guide to 50 useful Ulster-Scots words that visitors to the area might encounter when talking to locals. more »

  • Ulster-Scots Golfing Terms

    Ulster-Scots Golfing Terms

    To celebrate The Open 2019 at Royal Portrush, the Ulster-Scots Agency has created 7 short video clips to highlight golfing tips and terms that originated from the Scots language. more »

  • New Job Vacancy

    New Job Vacancy

    The Ulster-Scots Agency has currently one fixed term position for the role of Admin Officer with reception duties. more »

  • Launch of new Maine Ulster-Scots Publication

    Launch of new Maine Ulster-Scots Publication

    The Ulster-Scots Agency celebrated its partnership with the Maine Ulster-Scots Project at the launch of ‘1718 – 2018’ Reflections on 300 years of the Scots-Irish in Maine’ at a special event that took place at the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, Belfast on Wednesday 19 June. more »