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Ulster-Scots Writing Competition Winners

With the support of the Ulster-Scots Agency, The Linen Hall organised its second Ulster-Scots Writing Competition last Autumn. The two competition categories were prose and poetry. The winner for each section and one runner-up for each section will be announced on the day and the winning entries will be published in a special edition anthology.


West Light

Susan Hughes presents a series of atmospheric paintings of breeding seabirds including Arctic terns, little terns and fulmars. She paints in response to observations made during artist residencies on Rathlin Island, Inishlacken (Connemara) and Hrisey Island (Iceland).  Hughes is greatly influenced by the birdwatching practice of her own father.

A Word of Ulster-Scots

Liam Logan is a writer and broadcaster from North Antrim. He often refers to his homeplace as ‘the hame o the Hamely Tongue’. A native Ulster-Scots speaker and an enthusiastic promoter of Ulster-Scots, he sees it as an integral part of shared linguistic and cultural heritage.

Join Liam at The Linen Hall for a word of Ulster-Scots.


The Beginning of Ulster-Scots Writing? The ‘Scotch Poems’ and The Ulster Miscellany

Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, United Kingdom

Join us for this year's Andrew Gibson Memorial Lecture with Dr Frank Ferguson. Highlighting a pivotal moment in Ulster-Scots writing, the inclusion of 'Scotch Poems' within this anthology marked a transformative shift. Dr Ferguson will explore how this signified the evolution of a vibrant writing culture.


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