writer and lecturer Alister McReynolds was in Atlanta recently
and received a proclamation from Casey Cagle, the Lieutenant
Governor of Georgia USA. The scroll declares May as 'Scots
Irish' month in the State of Georgia. Also present was prominent
Atlanta businessman and Scots Irish writer Bernard Gilliland.
Mr McReynolds is currently engaged in
planning a joint Conference for next May on behalf of The
University of Ulster Institute of Ulster Scots Studies, where he
is an Honorary Research Fellow, and Georgia Southern University.
The conference will take place over a number
of days in Savannah, Georgia.
Mr McReynolds is no stranger to Georgia
having been the Keynote Speaker there this year at The American
Conference for Irish Studies which was attended by delegates
from over 55 North American, Irish and British universities.