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Join us for Ulster Scots Leid Week 2022

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has launched this year’s Ulster Scots Leid Week alongside the Ulster Scots Agency with a number of Ulster Scots themed walking tours across the Borough.

The tours last for 1.5 hours and are followed by light refreshments. Details are as follows:

  • Newtownabbey Walking Tour: Monday 21 November 2021, 10am – 12pm.
  • Antrim Town Walking Tour: Tuesday 22 November 2021, 10am – 12pm. 
  • Ballyclare Walking Tour: Thursday 24 November, 10am-12pm.

Ulster Scots Leid Week (21-26 November 2022) is an opportunity to explore Ulster-Scots language and heritage, the role that it plays in the lives of its speakers, and the place that it has within our wider community.  During the week, a wide variety of activities are being delivered across Northern Ireland to promote awareness of the Ulster Scots Language coordinated by the Ulster Scots Agency.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross commented ‘We are delighted to work alongside the Ulster Scots Agency again this year to promote engagement with the Ulster Scots language and heritage through our Ulster Scots Walking Tours.’

Gillian Pearson, Director of Development with the Ulster-Scots Agency said “The Agency is proud to work with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council again this year to deliver a number of events across the Council area and to build awareness of Ulster-Scots language. Now in its fourth year, Ulster-Scots Language Week is going from strength to strength”.

For more information on the walking tours contact the Council’s Good Relations team via E. goodrelations@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/events. For further information on Ulster Scots visit The Ulster Scots Agency via; www.ulsterscotsagency.com