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Celebrate Ulster-Scots Language and Culture during Leid Week 2023

The community is invited to immerse themselves in the rich and vibrant world of Ulster-Scots culture during Leid Week, from 20 until 25 November.

During this celebration of Ulster- Scots Language, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council in partnership with the Ulster-Scots Agency, promises to deliver an array of exciting events aimed at promoting and preserving the Ulster-Scots language and heritage.

Leid Week will include a series of FREE events for the community to enjoy, learn and celebrate this unique culture, including:



Date and Time

Whitehouse Walking Tour

The White House, Newtownabbey

Monday 20 November, 10am-12.30pm

Ballyclare Historical Society Event

Ballyclare Town Hall

Thursday 23 November, 10am-12.30pm

Antrim Walking Tour

The Old Courthouse, Antrim

Friday 24 November, 10am-12.30pm

Lambeg and Ulster-Scots Experience

Ballyclare Library

Saturday 25 November, 10am-12.30pm

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper commented “I hope residents enjoy these free events as we aim to foster a deeper understanding of the Ulster-Scots language and culture. It is an excellent opportunity for individuals and families to connect with their roots and learn about the fascinating traditions that have shaped this unique community.”

For more details, visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/leid-week-events. To sign up to any of these free events E. goodrelations@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk.