13 miles of water, centuries of connections?
Try your hand at Scottish Country Dancing, see our pipe band perform, find out more about the history of the bagpipes or try Ulster Scots recipes such as fadge and farls.
13 miles of water, centuries of connections
Get a whole different story at the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre in Belfast?s Cathedral Quarter. A spacious exhibition gallery, open Monday to Friday from 10 am until 4 pm and entry is free of charge.
Ulster and Scotland are just 13 miles apart and at the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre you can discover thousands of years of history, from the formation of the Giant?s Causeway (which links County Antrim with the Western Isles of Scotland) right up to the present day.
The Discover Ulster-Scots Centre features:
- Exhibition panels covering ten major stories, starting with the arrival of Edward Bruce in 1315
- Timeline room showing how events in Ulster link with Scotland and the rest of the world
- Language and literature area providing examples of Ulster-Scots publishing, as well as words many people use every day
- Large journey planner map highlighting other Ulster-Scots places to visit
- Audio-visual terminals to watch films and conduct research
- Display cases featuring rare artefacts and publications
- Free Ulster-Scots literature
- Gift shop offering books, CDs and tartanwares
The Centre is located within the historic Belfast Corn Exchange building which dates from 1852. In 1859 the Corn Exchange hosted a major Robert Burns centenary event which was attended by Burns? descendants who lived in the city.
For further information visit www.discoverulsterscots.com or telephone (028) 9043 6710 to speak to a member of staff at the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre.