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Ulster-Scotch Leid Week will run from Monday 23 - Friday 27 November 2020. The Council will support this iniative with an online programme and a number of Walking Tours from Newtownabbey and Antrim. 

Now in its second year, Ulster Scots Leid Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the language and how it is used in every day speech. The term Ulster-Scots describes the people who migrated from the Lowlands of Scotland to Ulster, and to the Ulster-Scots communities that they established right across the nine counties. The culture also travelled across the world with people who set out for new shores in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

In addition to an online programme there are a number of walking tours available to book from Hazelbank Newtownabbey and Clotworthy House Antrim. These tours are based on the many Ulster Scots connections in our Borough and will include the 1798 Battle of Antrim, notable Ulster Scots born in Antrim including Arthur Alexander Irvine and American Civil War Veteran Captain James Fleming and the historic 'White House' in Newtownabbey.

Walking Tours with Donal Kelly

For more information or to book for the walking tours please see link below;

Antrim Tour 
Newtownabbey Tour 


Duration for  tours Approx. 1.5 Hrs and will be wheelchair/Mobility Scooter accessible, participants should also be comfortable walking/wheeling at a reasonable pace for 1.5 Hrs and wear comfortable walking boots/shoes and dress for the weather, both tours will take place outside.

For more details on Ulster scots please visit here

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