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Council encourages community to take part in Ulster-Scots Language Week

09 October 2019

Derry City and Strabane District Council will be participating in the first Ulster-Scots Language Week next month.

This is an exciting new initiative being led by the Ulster-Scots Agency to promote awareness and appreciation of the Ulster-Scots language, and will take place from Monday 25th – Saturday 30th November.

The Council is currently in the process of collating information from groups and organisations throughout the Council area who may be running events during Ulster-Scots Language Week for inclusion in their calendar of events for the week.

Pól Ó Frighil, Policy Officer, said it was an initiative that the council were delighted to support.

“Derry City and Strabane District Council is delighted to be taking part in, and helping to promote, the first Ulster-Scots Language Week.

“This week-long event represents a great opportunity for us to celebrate the Ulster-Scots language which, along with Irish, is one of the indigenous languages of the region.

“UNESCO has also declared this year to be International Year of Indigenous Languages, so any opportunity to promote awareness of our shared linguistic heritage is to be welcomed and we would encourage any groups, communities or organisations with an interest in Ulster-Scots to take part.”

If you would like to register your event for inclusion in the local Council calendar please submit all relevant information to [email protected] by Friday 15th November 2019 at 12pm including, where possible, the following information:

Title of event, event description, date and time, venue, organiser name and contact details, website and URLS for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and disabled access (Yes/No). If you would like guidance in relation to this area, please request our ‘Code of Practice for Organising Accessible Meetings and Events’.

If you would like to find out more information about the wider Ulster-Scots Language Week initiative, please get in touch with the Ulster Scots Agency by calling 028 9023 1113 or e-mail [email protected].