New Scots Scriever appointed

  Scots Scriever Appointed Hamish MacDonald to take up two year residency at the National Library of Scotland First for Scotland Creative Scotland has today (Thursday 13 August, 2015), in partnership with the National Library of Scotland, announced the appointment of Hamish MacDonald in the role of Scots Scriever. A first for Scotland, this role is a two-year residency based at the National Library of Scotland, supported with funding from Creative Scotland. The purpose of the role is to produce original creative work in Scots, its variants and dialects, across any art-form, as well as raising awareness, appreciation and use of Scots across the country and amongst all parts of the population. This is a unique type of writer residency with a high level of public engagement, a creative response to Scots collections at the National Library of Scotland, and regular ongoing output in Scots. Hamish MacDonald, Scots Scriever, said: “I am delighted tae be offered the new an vitally important role as Scots Scriever wae the National Library o Scotland. I luik forwart tae workin wae communities throughoot Scotland in gie’in voice tae this vibrant language which, whether spoken or written, deserves tae be celebrated everywhere.” Hamish MacDonald writes in English and in Scots, is published in poetry and fiction and has written several plays which have toured in Scotland and abroad, two of which he adapted into radio series for the BBC. Hamish is a founder of Dogstar Theatre Company, was the first recipient of the Robert Burns Writing Fellowship (2003-06) for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association and has led workshops in creative writing and performance throughout...

Episode 20 launched – Scots Radio

We’re gaan aboot again in Episode 20 o Scots Radio – visitin some o the Festivals aroon Scotland.  An we hid the pleasure o meetin some fine fowk – like oor national poet an Maaker Liz Lockhead  an writer and storyteller Jess Smith. Liz spiks aboot writin in Scots  an Jess tells us aboot her love o writin –  an the ‘Tinkers Heart’.   An we’re taken ye near the swarms an the wisdom o the bees wi renowned bee-keeper Ian Smith. Have a look at oor new video wi Ian amung his bees –...