A Wheen o Wurds

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.

FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE SOME ULSTER-SCOTS

Language Games

Ulster-Scots language is widely spoken in parts of Ulster. This series of exciting new language games for children will help reinforce learning about the language and develop new vocabulary.

PLAY GAMES

Ulster-Scots Virtual Visits

The Ulster-Scots Virtual Reality Field Trip - A 360 degree virtual tour experience, immersing you in the heritage, culture and history of places in Ulster with an Ulster-Scots connection.

TAKE A TOUR

Danders Aroon – Walk with the Ulster-Scots

Tired of walking the same trails? Join Graham Little as he explores five short trails along the coast of Northern Ireland and unlocks their connection to the Ulster-Scots.

TAKE A DANDER

‘Dirigo’, The Maine Drum – A lambeg drum in America

The State of Maine, USA celebrated its bicentennial in 2020 and in recognition of the close partnership the Ulster-Scots Agency has with our friends in the Maine Ulster-Scots Project we commissioned an instrument unique to Ulster – a Lambeg drum.

WATCH THE DRUM BEING MADE

Food Traditions - A wee taste of Ulster-Scots

Celebrity chef Paula McIntyre demonstrates how to prepare a range of dishes that reflect Ulster-Scots food traditions.

GET COOKING

About Discover Ulster-Scots

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.

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ULSTER-SCOTS WORD

Doug, doag

Example:

Thon doag barks the hale time!

Meaning: Dog

Example: That dog barks all the time!

RESOURCES LIBRARY

  • Smugglers (Islandmagee)

    Historian Dr David Hume reveals the smuggling history of Islandmagee.

    NPE Media Ltd

  • Unit 03: Game 04

    Unit 03: Game 04

    ACTIONS: Match a wider selection of Unit 03 Ulster-Scots words with their English translations in less time!

  • Ardkeen - The Ards Peninsula: An Ulster-Scots Heartland

    Ulster Scots

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EMIGRATION & INFLUENCE

HISTORY & CULTURE

INNOVATION & INVENTION

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

LEARNING

MUSIC & DANCE