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Arlene has shown the way for Ulster-Scots

It must be reassuring to those of an Ulster-Scots bent to have former First Minister Arlene Foster extolling their culture, while acknowledging insufficient attention has been given to its requirements.

Mrs Foster, quite correctly, emphasises an obligation for the culture, heritage and language to be researched, promoted and embedded in the education system.

In addition, she also suggests that teachers should be developed to pass on its tradition to the next generation.

That the former First Minister has recognised this and suggested that the Ulster-Scots culture must be supported to move up a gear is an indictment on the Ulster-Scots Agency, so-called custodians of the Ulster-Scots culture, who, despite having been granted vast amounts of money by way of Government grants, have failed the Ulster-Scots community.



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