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Scots Scriever

Scots Scriever
SLD wish to extend their congratulations to the newly-appointed Scots Scriever, Hamish MacDonald. The new role is a two year residency based at the National Library of Scotland and supported by Creative Scotland. The purpose of the residency is to increase engagement with the Scots language through the production of new creative works as well as raising the profile of existing works in Scots, including those held in the National Library's collections.

Hamish MacDonald writes in Scots and English. He is the founder of Dogstar Theatre Company and was the first recipient of the Robert Burns Writing Fellowship (2003-2006). He has led workshops in creative writing and performance throughout Scotland and abroad. He spent three years as director of Moniack Mhor, Scotland's creative writing centre, and works as a freelance writer. He is a contributor to the Scots language imprint Itchy Coo and leads workshops in poetry, fiction, drama and songwriting.

Please see the Creative Scotland press release for more detail about Hamish's appointment. You can further explore the word scrieve in the online Dictionary of the Scots Language