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16 October 2014
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The schools would ha whinged it out of themIain McAfee

Iain McAfee is a community worker in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. He’s very active in the local Ulster-Scots community - he set up the North Antrim Cultural & Musical Society.

Scotland has had a very important cultural influence in Iain’s life - listen to him talking here about his Scottish roots:

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"I always seen myself as having a very strong Scottish influence... We always seen it and still see it as natural; it's a way of life"

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One of the projects that came about via the North Antrim Cultural and Musical Society was an Ulster-Scots mural - a project not without complications! In this extract, Iain talks about the Ballymoney mural.

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"We got the funding via the Ulster-Scots Agency who funded us for it. It took about a year to put together thanks to the good old Ulster weather"

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What keeps the Ulster-Scots language and culture so vibrant? This is a question that Iain addresses in the next extract.

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"It was always the people from the grassroots that kept the language alive... for a need to learn a wee bit more about who they are, maybe to pass it on to their daughters and sons"

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