Ulster Scots

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Christopher

Ulster Scots

Post by Christopher » 12 Sep 2007, 22:46

The Ulster Scots played an important role in both the development of the north of Ireland and across the Atlantic.

There's an Institute of Ulster Scots Studies which was established in January 2001. It is located at the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster. The mission of the Institute for Ulster Scots Studies is: "To promote the understanding of Ulster - Scots history, culture and heritage within Ulster and beyond to those regions where Ulster - Scots people have influenced the development of specific communities and nations" http://www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/ulsterscots/intro.htm

There's also an Ulster-Scots Society Of America which is primarily an educational and social organization committed to the promotion of the Ulster-Scots history and heritage, especially as it pertains to the nearly quarter of a million immigrants who left the north of Ireland (Ulster) during the 18th century and settled in America (often referred to as: The Great Migration). The majority of these immigrants were the descendants of Lowland and Border Scots as well as Northern English who had settled in Ulster four generations earlier. http://www.ulsterscotssociety.com

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