The Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture strategy

Information on the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture strategy 2015 to 2035 including the key aims of the strategy and where it can be obtained from.

Department's strategy

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure published a strategy to enhance and develop the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture 2015-2035.

In its programme for government 2011-2015, the Northern Ireland Executive included a startegy for the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture as a key building block under priority 4 'building a strong and shared community'.  This followed agreements between the British and Irish governments, which led to the Northern Ireland (NI) Act 1998 being amended in 2006 to include a requirement for the Executive to ''adopt a strategy setting out how it proposes to enhance and develop the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture''.

The Ulster-Scots strategy sets out a roadmap for the Ulster-Scots language, heriatge and culture over the next 20 years in areas such as education, media and culture, taking account of the needs of the Ulster-Scots community and international best practice.

Key aims

The key aim of the strategy are to:

  • promote and safeguard the staus of, and respect for, the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture
  • build up the sustainability, capacity and infrastructure of the Ulster-Scots community
  • foster an inclusive, wider understanding of the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture in a way that will contribute towards building a strong and shared community

The strategy

The strategy can be downloaded from the following page or obtained by contacting the Department.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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