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Lord Mayor's Visit

26 October 2017

Lord Mayor visits the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Nuala McAllister visited the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre on the 26th October. The visit featured a tour of the current exhibition which includes panels covering ten major Ulster-Scots stories, starting with the arrival of Edward Bruce in 1315, a timeline showing how events in Ulster link with Scotland and the rest of the world, a language and free literature area, Interactive Touchscreens, display cases featuring rare artefacts and publications and a gift shop offering books, CDs and tartan wares.

The Mayor was visiting a number of cultural and tourist locations in the City throughout the day and a video was being recorded in light of the bid submission for European Capital of Culture 2023. Discover Ulster-Scots Operations Director David Gilliland said “We were delighted to welcome the Mayor to the Centre and to support the filming for the Bid. Even though Ulster and Scotland are just 13 miles apart, the story of the close connections can be hard to find in most museums. Here at the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre you can discover thousands of years of history, from the formation of the Giant’s Causeway (which links County Antrim with the Western Isles of Scotland) right up to the present day.”

The Centre is located within the historic Belfast Corn Exchange building which dates from 1852. In 1859 the Corn Exchange hosted a major Robert Burns centenary event which was attended by Burns’ descendants who lived in the city.

Why not drop in next time you’re in Cathedral Quarter? Our friendly and expert staff will answer any questions you have and will give you advice on other places to visit. The Centre also hosts a range of events during the year, so keep an eye on our events programme to see what’s on next.
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
Admission Free
Tel: 028 9043 6710

For further infomation telephone (028) 9043 6710 or visit

The Corn Exchange Building
1-9 Victoria Street