Thursday 26 July 2012

Ulster-Scots could be studied to A-level

The Northern Irish executive is proposing that Ulster-Scots - also known as Ullans (Ulster Lallans) - could be studied at school to GCSE level, along with its culture and heritage. A similar strategy is also being suggested for the Irish language. The full story is at

COMMENT: I'd personally consider it a real breakthrough if the Northern Irish executive could come up with a single exam that looked at the merits of both traditions, instead of continuing to polarise the subjects for the next generation.


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