“The Ulster Scots language surrounds us in Northern Ireland, with many people often unaware of the Ulster Scots words and phrases they use in everyday speech. The last Census showed just how widespread its usage is, and a growing number of people are engaging in and embracing Ulster Scots. The Language Week is an opportunity for people to learn more and to celebrate this linguistic diversity.
The activities during this week are taking place across all corners of Northern Ireland as well as border counties of the Republic. The richness of the language will be expressed through poetry, storytelling, song and talks on many of the significant Ulster Scots figures who have shaped not just our history, but around the world.
Ulster Scots Language Week will not only showcase and celebrate the language, but it does so in a positive and inclusive way, not being politicised but showing how it is truly open and accessible to everyone.”