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18 November 2019

Scots Language Publication Grant awards announced

29 July 2019

Nine new titles in Scots have been awarded funding by the Scots Language Publication Grant. Funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Scottish Book Trust, the Scots Language Publication Grant was created by the Scots Language Resource Network to support Scots publishers and to encourage Scots writers.

Applications were assessed by a panel with expertise in Scots and publishing, including a writer and representatives from Creative Scotland, Education Scotland and Publishing Scotland.

The successful titles are:

  • Wilson's Ornithology: Burds in Scots by Hamish MacDonald, illustrated by Alexander Wilson (Scotland Street Press)
  • The Complete Works of William Soutar by William Soutar, eds: Professor Kirsteen McCue and Dr Paul S. Philippou (Tippermuir Books)
  • Daisy On the Outer Line by Ross Sayers (Cranachan)
  • Deep Wheel Orcadia by Harry Josephine Giles (Stewed Rhubarb)
  • The Itchy Coo Book of Hans Christian Anderson, translations by Matthew Fitt and James Robertson (Black and White Publishing)
  • The Last Berry by Susi Briggs, illustrated by Ruthie Redden (Curly Tale)
  • Modren Makars by Irene Howatt, Ann MacKinnon and Finola Scott (Tapsalteerie)  
  • Doors to Nae Wye by Christie Williamson (Luath Press)  
  • Wheen: New and Selected Poems in Scots by Stuart Paterson, ed by Joy Hendry (Chapman Publishing)

The Scots Language Publication Grant provides assistance for publishing new work (including translated texts), reprinting existing historical or culturally significant work, and also effective marketing and promotion of existing and new work.

For more on this news, see the press release of 29 July 2019. For more on the books, see the Scottish Book Trust website (Scots Publication Grant).