Scotch Scare Go

Ulster-Scots writer and performer Darren Gibson tells the charming tale of a friendly scarecrow who appears when children are afraid helping them to overcome their fears. ‘Scotch the Scare Go’ by author Neil Dickinson, is a heartwarming reminder to weans young and old that the best way to fight our fears is to face them head on. Developed by the Bready and District Ulster-Scots Development Association.

Darren Gibson is an Ulster-Scots screever born an raired doon the Airds, in tha toonlan o’ Ballyfrenis nearhaun Millisle. The ‘low country’ or lower Ards has been a source of constant inspiration in Darren’s writing.

As a native Ulster-Scots speaker, he believes that the hamely tongue plays a vital role in understanding the identity of the Ulster-Scots people. His past works include ‘Fae tha pen o’ an Aul Han’ a newspaper column which ran for several years in the Belfast Newsletter. He was also a regular contributor to ‘A Kist of Wurds’ on BBC Radio Ulster where more recently his documentary ‘WG and Me’ was broadcast. Darren has written several screenplays in Ulster-Scots, including the BBC’s first Ulster-Scots language production, ‘Stumpy’s Brae’.

More recently Darren presented the highly acclaimed factual entertainment show ‘Afeared’. He is currently working on several shows for television as well as a feature length film in Ulster-Scots. Bready and District Ulster-Scots Development Association promotes and develops Ulster-Scots heritage, language and arts throughout the Derry City and Strabane District Council area and manages the Sollus Centre in Bready.