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Ulster Scots should have independence vote – Dr David Hume

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Media Please find attached latest press release on behalf of the Orange Order.
Dr David Hume is guest speaker at an Ulster Covenant commemoration event in Glasgow Evangelical Church this evening.
 
Ulster Scots should have independence vote – Orangeman

 
THE Orange Order's Director of Services has called on the Scottish government to allow Ulster Scots to vote in the referendum on the future of Scotland.
 
Dr David Hume was speaking at an event organised in Glasgow by the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland to commemorate the centenary of the Ulster Covenant.
 
He said that Ulster Scots had provided the first unifying factor in Scottish history in the 6th century and helped develop Scottish interests in Ireland and elsewhere from the 17th century.
 
"We are stakeholders as well. Surely a decision such as this should not ignore our input?" he said.
 
The Director of Services recalled the strong support for Ulster Unionism a century ago in Scotland, where thousands of Ulster exiles signed at locations including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Troon, Ayrshire and elsewhere.
 
"A century on, the constitutional future is clearer now. The constitutional status of Northern Ireland will not change without the consent of the people. But the Union that was so dear to the hearts of 471,414 men and women in 1912 is under threat in other ways,” he said.
 
“In 1912 Scots unionists watched anxiously for Ulster and in 2014 Ulster will watch anxiously for you as nationalists seek to win a referendum which would alter totally the constitution of our nation. A union without Scotland would be a poorer place."
 
"It would be our hope that the Scottish people remain with us and remain within the Union. Victory is not assured. No one should believe that. But you can be assured that we are with those who stand by the Union and we will not forsake you as your forefathers did not forsake us.
 
“Many of them were not born in Ulster so they could not sign the Covenant. But they held it in their hearts. We will not forget you for that and the continuing support you give to us."
 
Dr Hume continued: "It is a great privilege to be Scottish. But we should not mix up patriotism with nationalism. In 2014 there will be attempts to sell the two as one product. But people should not be confused. It is natural to be Scottish and support the Union. Within the Union there is cultural difference, and other differences too; that is the great value of the Union. It is a value which binds us together under common structures and ethos."
 
He added: "When the referendum comes in 2014 the SNP want to extend the vote to those who are 16 years of age and, presumably, more likely to vote as directed by the SNP. I would call on them to extend the referendum to the Ulster Scots. After all, we provided the first unifying force in Scotland in the 6th century AD and we later extended Scottish influence to Ireland in the 17th century. We are stakeholders as well. Surely a decision such as this should not ignore our input?"
 
 
Kind Regards, Bryan
 

Bryan Gray
Communications Officer
 

Grand Orange Lodge Of Ireland
Schomberg House
368 Cregagh Road
Belfast, BT6 9EY
Tel: 028 9070 1122 Fax: 028 9040 3700
Mobile: 07815 849670
Web: www.grandorangelodge.co.uk

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NEW Killaloo Accordion CD

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NEW Killaloo Accordion CD

The Killaloo Accordion Band, Londonderry, have released a New C.D. ‘LOYAL AND TRUE’. 

Founded by the members of “Killaloo True Blues” L.O.L.621 in 1946 the band has been leading the Lodge on the Twelfth of July each year and has close links with City of Londonderry L.O.L. No5 District, Cumber Claudy L.O.L. No 2 District, City of Londonderry R.A.P.C. No2 District, Ballintine Heroes R.B.P. No 94, Fawney Fort R.B.P. No 143 and the Fawney Fort Branch of the Apprentice Boys of Derry Browning Club. 

The band also participates in many local band parades and concerts. 

Killaloo continues with the traditions set out by its founding members, maintaining and promoting our culture and this C.D. features a wide range of well known marches, traditional music and hymn tunes. 

At a cost of £12 ( inc p&p ) it’s a must have for the b and fraternity

and their loyal supporters.


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NEW Killaloo Accordion CD

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NEW Killaloo Accordion CD

The Killaloo Accordion Band, Londonderry, have released a New C.D. ‘LOYAL AND TRUE’. 

Founded by the members of “Killaloo True Blues” L.O.L.621 in 1946 the band has been leading the Lodge on the Twelfth of July each year and has close links with City of Londonderry L.O.L. No5 District, Cumber Claudy L.O.L. No 2 District, City of Londonderry R.A.P.C. No2 District, Ballintine Heroes R.B.P. No 94, Fawney Fort R.B.P. No 143 and the Fawney Fort Branch of the Apprentice Boys of Derry Browning Club. 

The band also participates in many local band parades and concerts. 

Killaloo continues with the traditions set out by its founding members, maintaining and promoting our culture and this C.D. features a wide range of well known marches, traditional music and hymn tunes. 

At a cost of £12 ( inc p&p ) it’s a must have for the band fraternity and their loyal supporters.


ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY


TEL. Raymond on 07814330913        or                  online at raykab@hotmail.co.uk

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Invitation to Launch of – TDDA Integrating Communities Programme: ‘The Evolution of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Orange Order’

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From: Gail Lees <GLees@rdc.org.uk>
Date: 30 March 2012 16:27
Subject:

Invitation to Launch of – TDDA Integrating Communities Programme

(Including a cross-bord?er / cross-comm?unity discussion workshop entitled, ‘The Evolution of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Orange Order’)

 

Dear Friend

I would like to invite you to attend the official launch of Tyrone Derry & Donegal Action’s (TDDA) Integrating Communities Programme (funded by the International Fund for Ireland

(IFI) and managed by the Northern Ireland Rural Development Council (RDC). The launch will take place on Wednesday 11th April from 7-9pm in the An Grianán Hotel, Burt, Co.Donegal. Guest speakers from IFI and RDC will also be in attendance, with introductions from TDDA Programmes Director, Mr Albert Allen.

This programme launch will coincide with one of a series of discussion workshops which have been organised as part of the above programme. This is a cross-border / cross-community discussion workshop with guest speakers from Grand Orange Lodge Ireland and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  This will be followed by an audience-panel question and answer session. Light refreshments will also be available.

The emphasis of TDDA’s work is on cross-community and cross-border issues related to peace-building and life in a post-conflict society. The discussion workshops are designed to encourage participation from the wider community providing an opportunity to meet, network, discuss and share knowledge and experiences with regards to the workshop topics. We envisage that participants will have a better understanding of the values and aspirations of Protestant and Roman Catholic Groups on both sides of the border.

Please RSVP (contact details below), by Thursday 5th April 2012 as booking is essential.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Stephanie

 

Stephanie Hunter

Project Officer – Tyrone-Derry & Donegal Action

Volt House

The Diamond

Raphoe

Co. Donegal

 

Tel: 00353 74 9173747

Email: stephanie.tdaction@gmail.com

Website: www.tdaction.com

This project is funded by the International Fund for Ireland and is managed by the Northern Ireland Rural Development Council (RDC) under the Integrating Communities Programme       

 

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Gail Lees                                       T: 028 8676 6980

Project Support Officer         E: glees@rdc.org.uk    

                                                        17 Loy Street, Cookstown

                                                       Co Tyrone, BT80 8PZ

                                                               

 

 

 

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RDC is an independent organis ation oper

ating at a regional level across rural Northern Ireland. RDC wants to encourage a flourishing and sustainable rural Northern Ireland and believe that rural communities play a vital and significant role in achieving this. For further information on RDC click the above logo.

 

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