ULSTER SCOTS as a Footnote

“The bill would also boost the status of Ulster Scots, a dialect of the Scots language spoken in Northern Ireland. Unlike Irish, Ulster Scots is closely related to English, and some scholars debate whether or not it’s actually just a dialect of English. Historically, it has been looked down upon and treated as a less prestigious dialect—under the current bill, a “Commissioner for the Ulster Scots and the Ulster British Tradition” would also be appointed to work toward promoting the unique arts, culture, and literature in the language.” 

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