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Mark Thompson

Talking Ulster Scots

Mark’s hometown of Ballyhalbert in Co. Down proved to play a significant influence on his life, “everyday whenever we got out of bed you opened the curtains and on a clear day, you could see Scotland”. It was at th...

Dawn Of The Ulster Scots

A celebration in Donaghadee.

A rainy day did not prevent people from all over Ulster having fun day out. The Ulster Scots Agency organised a celebration in Donaghadee recounting the arrival in 1606 of pioneering Ayrshire lairds James Hamilton ...