The Ulster-Scots Language Society
The Ulster-Scots Language Society was formed in 1992 for the protection and promotion of the Ulster-Scots language. It encourages the use of Ulster-Scots in both speech and writing in all areas of life. The Society aims to restore the status of the language after generations of neglect and disparagement, and actively lobbies for it to be given proper recognition by government, both in education and more generally. It also views the language as inextricably linked to its attendant culture and believes the Ulster-Scots language and culture to be interdependent. The Ulster-Scots Language Society is by constitution non-political and non-sectarian, and is a registered charity.
The Society's sister site — Ulster-Scots Academy — has been developed to host the large number of Ulster-Scots texts and audios in its collections. The site includes a searchable online version of James Fenton's seminal work The Hamely Tongue.