FAIR well Ulster-Scots with almost £2m spent promoting the dialect…sorry language of Ulster-Scots.
Value for money?
With the translations into Irish over at the Department of Education (including staff costs of translators) under scrutiny too, one wonders who will blink first in the game of ‘my culture needs money too’.
It is of course a worthy goal to preserve culture, traditions and the tongues ancestors used, but in cash strapped times (see Sammy Wilson for an explanation…) maybe, just maybe we don’t need to spend quite as much.
After all, if both are burgeoning languages then perhaps a year or two without dipping into the public purse wouldn’t do that much damage.
And if it does, then we’ll know they really do need support.