Peace IV programme celebrates Ulster Scots

Peace IV programme celebrates Ulster Scots

Fri, December 06, 2019

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has held a celebration of Ulster-Scots language, culture and tradition as part of its Peace IV Culture and Languages Programme.

‘LEID Week’ featured a number of events under the theme of Building Positive Relations. Conceived by the Ulster Scots Agency, it was the first official ‘Language Week’ dedicated to the Ulster-Scots linguistic tradition.

The FUSE Centre in Ballymoney hosted a morning of traditional Ulster-Scots music and story-telling on Tuesday 26th November while there was an evening of music, dance and poetry with Limavady Community Development Initiative in the old Roe Valley Hospital.

For anyone who would like to find out more about the language, a pamphlet has been produced which aims to explain some of the myths around Ulster-Scots. Pick up your free copy in Council offices in Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Limavady.  Or why not challenge yourself to “A Wheen of Wurds” (Ulster Scots vocabulary test) online at

The Peace IV Programme will continue its linguistic celebrations by marking Irish Language week ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ which runs from March 1st -17th 2020.

For more information please contact Council’s Peace IV Team by emailing

This initiative is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).