Innovation & Invention

Ulster-Scots are known for their determination and innovation. In the fields of science and technology, medicine and many others, Ulster-Scots have been pioneers for centuries. In this section you can learn more about some of these people and their achievements.

ULSTER-SCOTS WORD

Boak / Boke

Example:

If ye dinnae watch, aitin so hard, ye'll boak.

Meaning: Vomit

Example: If you aren't careful, eating so quickly, you will vomit.

INNOVATION & INVENTION RESOURCES

HARRY FERGUSON

Harry Ferguson was born near Dromore in County Down. He was a gifted engineer and he began his career working with his brother in his bicycle repair shop. He was fascinated with powered flight. He and his brother decided to build an aircraft and together they built the Ferguson monoplane.

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 Harry Ferguson