Ulster-Scots Writing Workshops

A new series of workshops, New Ulster Scots Creative Writing, has been set up for writers in the tongue. The article provides an overview of the history of Ulster Scots and its recent revival.

Ding doon tha mairch dykes: a new impetus in Ulster-Scots writing

Take a look at an Irish passport. You’ll find lines from the poet, James Orr: “The hedge-hauntin’ blackbird, on ae fit whyles restin’, Wad fain heat the tither in storm-rufflet wing” Orr was an Ulster weaver poet, a contemporary of Robert Burns and a Protestant United Irishman.

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