Belfast Telegraph

Children of Ulster-Scots speakers 'unable to speak the language'

Children of parents who speak Ulster-Scots are unable to speak the language, according to a survery of secondary school children in Londonderry.

The survey results are part of a new online resource which found that no-one from a Protestant background said they could read or speak the Ulster Scots language even though some of their family members could.

The majority of school pupils surveyed, 45% did not think Ulster-Scots and the Irish language should be treated equally.

Questioned further about the Irish language, 64% of those who took the survey thought the Irish language was not only for Catholics, with nearly 72% of those who said they could read or speak the Irish language came from families that read or spoke the Irish language.

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