This resource intends to help people understand that no matter where we come from or what community we belong to, everyone in Ulster has a wee bit of Ulster-Scots and that is something that we should all be proud of.
The term Ulster-Scots refers to people from Scotland that settled in Ulster, and their descendants. It also refers to their heritage and cultural traditions. The Lowland Scots brought industry, language, music, sport, religion and a myriad of traditions to Ulster.
In different parts of the world Ulster-Scots are often referred to as Scots-Irish or Scotch-Irish – all terms for the same people and their culture and heritage.
Over centuries, Ulster-Scots people have migrated to many parts of the world, taking with them their pioneering spirit and culture. They have influenced many aspects of life in the places settled, from principles of government to music, dance, innovation and ingenuity.
This website is a hub, with a range of content and links of Ulster-Scots interest.
It also features some of the work of the Ulster-Scots Agency, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and its work in promoting and preserving Ulster-Scots language, culture and heritage.