News & Events

Bagpipe Instructor (NW Schools) Vacancy

Bready & District Ulster Scots Development Association with support from The Department of Education, are looking for a Full Time Bagpipe Instructor for their schools programme (36hrs p/week). Duties will include teaching pupils to play bagpipes, develop their musical literacy, aural awareness and interest in music making in secondary schools and primary schools in the North West province of NI. The post will see the bagpipe instructor deliver lessons in up to 10 schools (8 primary & 2 secondary) on a weekly basis to pupils of all ranges and abilities. Pupils will receive approx. 20-40 minutes of weekly tuition in small groups. The post will see instructors work from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, however there may be a requirement for extracurricular work to be undertaken. Instructors will also aid with delivery of cultural awareness workshops with other tutors from other disciplines. Effective communication, organisational skills and the ability to self-motivate are essential.
Salary: £27,388: The Instructor will also be entitled to claim travel expenses at a rate of £0.45 p/mile.
For a Job Description and Application form please email (Application close on Thursday 25th November 2022 @ 5pm).


New Gate Fringe Festival 2021

We're delighted again to be be a part of the New Gate Fringe Festival run by our partner organisation North West Cultural Partnership.  The festival runs from Monday 26th July 2021 until Friday 6th August! The New Gate Fringe Festival offers a unique blend of music, dance, drama, art, comedy, tours and debates. We would encourage people to attend as many of the events as possible; spaces are limited, so early booking is advised. We are delighted to see a return of in person events, although we have decided to air in the side of caution, with smaller and many more localised events. We hope that the programme will engage various communities throughout the city and district. To find out whats on check out the festival digital brochure here. To book tickets for an event visit:

Cultural Activities set to resume after Lockdown

A sense of normality is returning to everyone at The Sollus Centre with many activities set to return to The Sollus Centre after 24th May 2021. The easing of government restrictions allows some indoor activities to take place again, although there will be some restrictions still in place on numbers taking part etc, however everyone here at Bready Ulster-Scots looks forward to welcoming all our young dancers and musicians back and creating the hype of activity which we all have missed over this last year.


Robert Burns Festival Announced for January 2022

Bready & District Ulster-Scots will host a new Robert Burns Festival celebrating the life and works of the famous Bard. The festival which will take place in January 2022 will include events such as Official Burns Supper, Ceilidhs, Interactive Schools Programme, Dance/ Music Workshops, The European Highland Dance Championships and so much more! Stay tuned for more information.

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Our history and genealogy site,, is currently being redesigned and rebuilt. Everything is going well and, if all continues to plan, we are hoping to relaunch the site toward the end of July 2021.