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Ulster Scots

Ulster Scots

Ulster-Scots, Scots-Irish and Scotch-Irish are variant names for the same people.  The people who left Scotland many in the seventeenth century and settled in the north of Ireland, mainly as various waves of the Plantation of Ulster. 

In many cases they stayed only one or two generations before moving on to North America.  The new people brought new customs to Northern Ireland and this is evident in our culture and heritage today.

Find out more with the Ulster Scots Visitor Experience App or visit the


To learn more about the Ulster Scots Language click here.

Places To Visit

Ulster-Scots Visitor Experience,

This app includes information on 200 locations across the north of Ireland that form part of this story over the last 500 years. The sites include towns and villages, castles and churches, graveyards and monuments, and archives and industries.

Ards and North Down Ulster-Scots Tourism App,

This free App, which has been created in a joint venture by Ards and North Down Borough Councils, takes the user on a journey throughout the two boroughs telling the fascinating story of what has become known as the 'home of the Ulster-Scots'.

Ulster Scots North West,

Your free app contains a choice of three audio driving trails, taking in sites of historic interest in the rural hinterlands of County Tyrone and the Foyle Valley, as well as Derry~Londonderry.

Did You Know?

Ancestry Links

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland