The STRANOCUM ULSTER SCOTS CULTURAL & HERITAGE SOCIETY will be hosting a series of events in the village this July to mark the 700th anniversary of the visit of Robert The Bruce to Rathlin.
On Monday 2nd July, Tuesday 3rd July and Thursday 5th July there will be a display of banners, drums and uniforms in Stranocum Orange Hall from 7pm - 9pm. The exhibition will also run from Monday 9th July until Wednesday 11th July in the Hall. On Wednesday 4th July, Stranocum Flute Band will host a parade of bands in nearby Ballymoney commencing at 8:30pm.
Ulster Scots Language inductions, hosted by a trained tutor in the language, will be held in the Portacabin by the bridge in Stranocum on 2nd, 3rd and 5th July and a Horse Shoe competition will be held at the bridge area on Saturday 7th July starting at 12 noon.
Monday 9th July will see a 7 -a-side football competition at the football field commencing at 10am and there will also be a family fun day with Bouncy Castles, Face Painting etc from 1pm - 5pm. On Tuesday 10th July there will be re-enactments of Williamite Armies and then Robert the Bruce from 1pm - 4pm with an Ulster Scots Cookery Demonstration running from 1pm - 4pm in the portacabin. The festival will close on 11th July with a Bonfire and Firework display in the village.
For Ulster Scots enthusiasts and followers of the Orange Culture, be sure to be in Stranocum for one if not all of these events! We wish the organisers well and every success in the venture.