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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ulster Scots language
Ulster Scots, also known as Ullans, Hiberno-Scots, or Scotch-Irish, refers to the variety of Scots (sometimes referred to as Lowland Scots) spoken in parts of the province of Ulster, which spans the six counties of Northern Ireland and three of the Republic of Ireland.
Ulster Scots, also known as Ullans, Hiberno-Scots, or Scotch-Irish, refers to the varieties of the Scots language spoken in parts of the province of Ulster, which spans the six counties of Northern Ireland and three of the Republic of Ireland.
Scots (sometimes referred to as Lowland Scots) is a West Germanic language closely related to the English language.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ulster-Scots-language   (1075 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Ulster Scots
Disdaining the heavily English regions on the Atlantic coast because of past hostilities, most groups of Ulster-Scotttish settlers crossed into the "western mountains", where their descendants populated the southern Appalachian regions and the Ohio Valley, before spreading west across the entire nation.
As people from Scotland nowadays refer to themselves as "Scots" or "Scottish", the term "Scotch" may even be considered an ethnic slur as it nowadays outside of an American context refers only to whisky.
The Ulster Scots revival from the 1980s onwards has moved away from the previous tradition and Modern Lowland Scots orthographic practice, preferring instead to develop Ulster Scots as an autonomous written variety separate from Lowland Scots in Scotland, incidentally reducing the language's written comprehensibility to Lowland Scots-speakers, including those native to Ulster itself.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ulster_Scots   (921 words)

  Scots language
Scots is the form of speech used in Scotland.
Evidence for its existence as a separate language lies in the extensive body of Scots literature; in the existence of several Scots dialects; and in its former use as the official language of the original Scottish Parliament.
Ulster Scots, spoken by the descendants of Scottish settlers in Northern Ireland
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/lo/Lowland_Scots.html   (346 words)

 BBC - Voices - Multilingual Nation
Since the Scots tongue is recognised as a valid signifier of national identity, it is recognised as a distinct language, for example by the European Bureau of Lesser Used Languages.
The Scots Language Society was formed in the 1970s to promote the use of the medium and campaign for a wider role for spoken and written Scots in everyday life, and its long-running magazine Lallans offers editorials, articles and reviews in Scots alongside the expected fiction and poetry.
Older Scots who migrated overseas say fifty years or more ago have retained their accents locked in as it were as if they were in a time warp whereas those who still live in Scotland regardless of age have 'modernised' accents that have very gradually evolved with the passing of time.
www.bbc.co.uk /voices/multilingual/scots.shtml   (3787 words)

 About the Ulster-Scots
Ulster Scots is a term used primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The primary purpose of the plantation scheme was to populate the northern counties of Ireland with loyal British subjects, to counterbalance the native Irish.
To ensure that the arriving Scots could be kept under control from rising up in Ireland in support of their brothers in Scotland, they were required to take an oath of loyalty to the British Crown, as ’denizens’ in Ireland.
www.ulsterscotssociety.com /about.html   (500 words)

 Ulster Scots language
The Ulster Scots language is a minority language of Northern Ireland, which comprises a large part of the region of Ireland traditionally called Ulster.
Opinions vary as to whether Ulster Scots is a dialect of Lowland Scots or an independent language closely related to it.
In the same way that use of Irish Gaelic in Northern Ireland is sometimes a political sign of the faction that desires all of Ireland to be united and sovereign, use of Ulster Scots is sometimes a sign of the faction that desires Northern Ireland to remain in the union with Great Britain.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ul/Ulster_Scots.html   (135 words)

 The Ulster Scots - Free Genealogy Pages on Ulster Ancestry.Com [ Page 1 : The Lowland Scots Migrate To Ireland ]
The people of the Lowlands, on the other hand, descended from an intermingling of at least nine different races: the aboriginal natives, the Gaels, the Britons, the Romans, the Teutonic Angles, the Saxons, the Normans, the Flemish, and the Scots.
The continual struggle to exist, which was the daily life of the Scottish Lowlanders, molded and toughened them, and despite the devastation that the Highlanders and English wreaked on their homes and farmlands, they survived.
The best farmlands were in the Lowlands, but those farmlands were overrun by the Highlanders and the English so often, that the Lowlanders were not motivated to work very hard to make their farms profitable.
www.ulsterancestry.com /ulster-scots-1.html   (1505 words)

The Lowland Scots were not discouraged like the English because they found much better farmland than they had left in Scotland.
The Lowland Scots were also enticed by, and more satisfied with, the fact that they could build permanent homes without the constant fear of having them destroyed by the Highlanders and the English.
Then, in 1648, when the Presbyterian members of the English Parliament were ousted from the House of Commons, the Scots in Ulster switched their allegiance to the cavaliers who rallied behind the exiled King Charles I. On 30 January, 1649 King Charles I was beheaded, and the Belfast Presbytery protested.
www.motherbedford.com /Irish3.htm   (2222 words)

 ScotsteXt! Roughs
The enthusiasm of earnest Scots men and women living out of Scotland was immediately guaranteed, and they sought to extend this enthusiasm to their native heath, for by the gifts of patriotic Scotsmen prizes were established in the four Scottish universities and in several of the parish schools.
In a gathering of Scots it is unnecessary to enter into details regarding the history of Scottish vernacular literature in the eighteenth century, marked as it is with the names of the great triad, Ramsay, Ferguson, and Burns, and with those of many lesser lights.
If Scots practically cease to use their tongue in their everyday talk, a knowledge of its form and vocabulary will soon only be acquired by reading-by a study of the existing literature.
www.scotstext.org /roughs/the_scottish_tongue/the_scottish_tongue.asp   (20368 words)

 People of Ireland - The Scots, part 2
Among the new tenants whom this Catholic landowner introduced were Lowland Scots who were Protestants.
It is commonly believed that it was this official plantation of mid- and west-Ulster which established a permanent Scots presence in Ireland.
In fact most of the Scots who came to Ulster in the seventeeth century came either to Antrim and Down or arrived in the second half of the century.
www.irelandseye.com /irish/people/settlers/scots2.shtm   (518 words)

 Ulster-Scots Agency
However, many Scots language academics have observed that Ulster-Scots differs from its sister tongue: Ulster-Scots has its own range of dialects, along with its own distinctive literary tradition, vocabulary, and grammar; all of which differ in some respects from Lallans.
Elsewhere in Ulster the vernacular tongue, although markedly influenced by Scots, is arguably closer to the English dialects of north-west England than to the Scots of west and south-west Scotland.
The future development of the Scots language in Scotland and Ulster may well follow a similar pattern, now that both tongues have been given international recognition through their adoption by the European Bureau of Lesser-Used Languages.
www.ulsterscotsagency.com /01TheUlster-Scotslanguagetoday.asp   (945 words)

The settlers were mainly lowland Scots from Ayrshire, Lanark, Wigton and of course the Borders.
The Scots had not only displaced the native Irish but their mainly Presbyterian beliefs were contrary to the Roman Catholic Irish.
Scots is the most defining characteristic of the Ulster accent, most Ulster-Scots who have visited other parts of the English speaking world will testify that more often than not, they are mistaken as being from Scotland rather than Northern Ireland.
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 Summaries of Highland Heritage
Lowland Scots setteled along the coast with England, Highlanders settled in the Cape Fear Valley, and the Scots-Irish settled mainly in the western backcountry, a much larger area that would lead one to think their heritage would end up the predominant one.
During the Victorian era, lowland Scots adopted wearing highland tartan to appeal to English aristocracy, as the English failed to differentiate between lowland and highland Scots.
Covenanters Lowland Scots who formed a 1638 covenant in rejection of Episcopalianism, which was outlawed by the crown.
www.siu.edu /~anthro/adams/pages/310g/highland.html   (4799 words)

 Scots-Online - Pittin the Mither Tongue on the Wab!
Scots - the language of lowland Scotland, a descendant of the Anglo-Saxon Language.
The Scots language is also known as the Doric, the Buchan Claik, the Patter, Lallans (Lowland Scots,)Braid Scots, Broad Scotch, Scotch, The Mither Tongue and in Ulster as Ulster Scotch or Ullans and to some simply the Scottish dialect.
Scots texts for those who are interested in learning Scots or for those who already speak it and wish to enjoy it.
www.scots-online.org   (398 words)

 6 SCOTS (52nd Lowland)
Welcome to 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland...
6 SCOTS is a Territorial Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland and it recruits from the lowlands of Scotland with TA Centres in Ayr, Bathgate, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Galashiels, Glasgow and Motherwell.
6 SCOTS is now recruiting soldiers and officers, so if you are aged between 17 and 43 years and you are prepared to commit some time and consider a challenge, then why not consider joining?
www.army.mod.uk /infantry/regts/scots/organisation/6_scots/index.htm   (194 words)

Many Scottish Lowlanders had emigrated and settled in Ireland after King James I began his "Plantation" of a colony in the province of Ulster in 1610.
Although the Lowland Scots would have acquired a few customs of the native Irish, they became associated with the "Irish" and separated from their Scottish brethren only so far as having taken up residence in that island.
But in that instance she was referring specifically to a small group of Highlander Scots of Celtic ancestry who had gone to Ireland and intermarried with fellow Celts.
www.motherbedford.com /Irish.htm   (397 words)

 Scots Isles and Highlands -- 1050-1493 AD (DBA III/77)
In this essay the word "Lowland" in commas signifies Lowland cultural influence rather than geography: for example medieval Aberdeen (on the north-east coast), while retaining some Gaelic aspects, was by the time of the Battle of Harlaw a thoroughly feudalised society run along southern Scottish lines.
The Scottish crown's "Lowland" (feudal) appointees in the North came increasingly into conflict with the Gaelic rulers during the 15th century, in a sporadic running dispute whose main event was the sanguinary Battle of Harlaw in 1411.
In Scots Common armies of the period, archers from the larger islands of the Firth of Clyde (eg Arran, Bute, Cumbrae) were reputedly highly valued, and these had all been Viking-ruled at one time.
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/armies/III77.html   (5352 words)

 Kennedy Society of North America
The Scots defeat at Culloden led to the destruction of the clan system in the Highlands and the infamous “Highland Clearances,” when the victorious British and many of the surviving Highland clan chiefs forced the people (“crofters”) off the land so that sheep could be pastured and hunting preserves established.
Scots — probably including Kennedys of the Ulric branch — who came to what is now the United States during this period settled primarily in coastal North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, because those areas most resembled their original homelands.
The lowland Scots prospered during this period, due in no small part to the fact that the lowland clans had supported the English King during the attempts of the Stuarts in the 1700s to install a Scots Catholic king on the throne of England.
www.kennedysociety.org /history.htm   (1160 words)

 Scottish History - Summary Index
Here is an eyewitness account of the Highland anger from battle of Killecrankie: "The regular (English and Lowland Scots governmental British) troops followed their routine of firing a musket volley and then fixing bayonets to charge.
Unfortunately, William of Orange was seen as a hero to many (mostly Lowland) Scots and Englishmen; He was simply not very interested in Scotland.
However, for those 38 Scots that were butchered, writing the truth of history is ugly and hurts.
www.scottish-history.com /glencoe.shtml   (3690 words)

 Scots Guards [UK]
Scots Guards, by Charles B. Balfour (The Lowland Scots Regiments, 1918)
The history of the Scots Guards, from the creation of the regiment to the eve of the great war.
Scots Fusilier Guards from Souhampton to Montreal, during the winter of 1861-2.
www.regiments.org /regiments/uk/guards/f-3SG.htm   (701 words)

 Tracing the Scots-Irish
They were Lowlanders, mostly coming from the border regions of Galloway, Dumfries, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Argyllshire and Lanarkshire in the west and Edinburgh, the Lothians and Berwichshire in the east.
To the English monarchy, the Lowland Scots were preferable to the Irish Catholics.
The downtrodden Lowlanders had suffered endless cattle raids, had themselves resorted to such raids because of their poverty, and had lived on infertile, over-farmed land for centuries.
www.barlowgenealogy.com /Resources/scots-irish.html   (1705 words)

 My FamilyTreeDNA Lawson DNA Project - Family Project Website
Scots were more closely related to the Northern English than they were to the Highland Scots.
Since the Lowland Scots were on the border of England, they were constantly fighting the English, but also fighting with the Highland Scots.
James I of England (who was James VI of Scotland) was the one that moved many of the Lowland Scots to Northern Ireland around 1610.
www.familytreedna.com /public/Lawson   (756 words)

 Wir Ain Leid - An introduction to Modern Scots
Such decisions are usually based on stylistic and contextual factors, the use of Scots being far more likely among the working-class and older rural people, especially those whose exposure to the anglicizing endeavors of the Scottish education system has not been longer than necessary.
The Scots orthography used here can, on the whole, be read and pronounced in any Scots dialect with the possible exception of Insular Scots.
Nae pairt o this darg shuid be doobelt, hained in ony kin o seestem, or furthset in ony shape or by ony gate whitsomeiver, athoot haein leave frae the writer afore-haund.
www.scots-online.org /grammar   (578 words)

 Cowpens National Battlefield - Unit 3 - Backcountry Lifestyles (U.S. National Park Service)
Many of the early settlers were Scots-Irish, Scots lowlanders who had fled from the border areas of Scotland and England to escape the border wars.
Lowland Scots lived south of Edinburgh, many on the border with England.
Lowland Scots settlers who worked as tenants on land awarded to Scottish and English noblemen lacked power to stop higher and higher rent increases, and the Scots remained segregated from the Native Irish, with whom they had cultural and religious differences.
www.nps.gov /cowp/forteachers/unit3.htm   (4217 words)

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