Category Archives: Writing

Wicked Young Writer Award

Entries for the 2018 Wicked Young Writer Awards are now open!

Deadline: MONDAY 12th MARCH 2018

Now in its 8th year, the Wicked Young Writer Awards is a chance for young people aged between 5 and 25, to write about absolutely anything! It’s your chance to get creative and write on any theme that interests you. Be unique! We want to hear your voices through original writing and stories.

In our fiction categories, any creative writing will be accepted. You can write a story, play, or poem.

If you prefer to write non-fiction, you may like to enter the Wicked: For Good Award for Non-Fiction and write an article, essay, biography, review or letter, to name a few!


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Download the Nourish for Schools ebook!

As part of the annual campaign to get Scotland writing Scottish Book Trust asked primary and secondary pupils across the country to create a piece of personal writing inspired by the 2017 theme for Book Week Scotland, Nourish!

In answer to the campaign, they received poems that evoked schools dinners, family gatherings and favourite treats and stories that described food that nourished both the body and the soul. They have pulled together our favourites for you to enjoy!

Many thanks to all schools and pupils who participated in the campaign. If stories be the food of life, write on!

Book Week Scotland took place from Monday 27 November – Sunday 3 December 2017

Click here to download Nourish for schools


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by | May 16, 2017 · 12:08 pm

Teenage writers?

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Are you a writer?


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by | April 20, 2017 · 12:58 pm

National Poetry Day 2016

National Poetry Day is on Thursday 6th October this year.  Your House Tutor have postcards to give you during contact time.



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William Soutar Prize 2016


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by | September 29, 2016 · 1:52 pm

50 word story competition


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Scottish Book Trust

The 50-Word Fiction Competition

Can you write a story in just 50 words?

Each month we’ll provide a prompt to get you started, but where the story goes from there is entirely up to you.

The competition includes two categories, All-Age and Young Writers (under the age of 18). All stories will be judged by the same panel and both winning stories will be published on our website.

A prize will be awarded to a writer in each category:

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or you’ve always fancied picking up a pen, why not give it a go?

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Are you writing this summer?

If you are using your summer holidays to go some writing you might find these tips useful. The Scottish Book Trust has posts from authors on writing adventure, horror, sports and many other genres.

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Booked Magazine


The new edition of Booked magazine is now available in the LRC.  Totally free!  Posters of Andy Murray, Parisa Tarjomani and Eliza and the bear.  Lots of games and book reviews too.

Pick one up today!

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