Belfast Telegraph

Great Scots

Strangford constituents think it’s ‘fowking’ great that their new MP speaks Ulster-Scots at Westminster.

Commons new boy Jim Shannon made history last week when he launched his maiden speech in the House with a few lines of Ulster Scots — the first time language had been spoken in the chamber.

While Mr Shannon’s reference to “monies a guid thang at A cud sae” bewildered English MPs, the people in his own Bailie-Wick (constituency) were generally full of praise when Sunday Life sought their reaction on Thursday.

And virtually everyone was game for a laugh when we encouraged them to make a stab at speaking and translating Jim’s historic Ulster-Scots.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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