No Ulster Scots Academy yet
Blogger, Scots Anorak, reports in the Blether Region, on evidence given to the Culture Arts and Leisure Committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly on plans to set up an Ulster Scots Academy. The proposals arose from the Good Friday Agreement but progress has been slow up to now. The most recent development has been the appointment of an Advisory Group which will report to new Culture Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín (SF).
Scots Anorak has examined the evidence and concludes that there is unlikely to be an Ulster Scots Academy during the current government’s four year term. Nevertheless, the Advisory Group has been allocated £1 million for each of the following four years to support its work. This is only part of what is spent on supporting Scots in the nine counties of Ulster as money is also set aside to pay for the work of the Ulster Scots Agency or the Boord o Ulster Scotch as it’s sometimes known.
You can listen to the evidence which the committee received here. Parts one and two contain the whole discussion.
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