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Books: Photo: Rebecca Moyce

The Scottish Arts Council is actively involved in developing Scottish literature through its support for writers, writing and the publishing industry across Scotland.

Find out more about the context and priorities for our support of literature in Scotland or download our quick guide - literature (pdf).

Frances Robson

A Scots poem and a short story

  • Daith o Saint Andrew - Scots poem by Frances Robson
  • Fuzzy Juice - short story by Laura Hird
  • A poem and a short story

  • To a young daughter - poem by Kona Macphee
  • Redundant - short story by Katy McAulay
  • image courtesy of Aardman Animations Ltd 2008 – www.aardman.com

    The Lost World - Free copies of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World are available in schools, libraries, businesses, cafés, restaurants and bars across Edinburgh and Glasgow… read more

    Books on shelf; Photo: Rebecca Moyce

    Funds - Find out about literature related funding for individuals and funding for organisations provided by the Scottish Arts Council.

    Storyteller Senga Munro entertains primary school pupils; Photo: Bernadette MacPherson

    Other opportunities - Read about other opportunities in our literature notices or browse our literature links for useful online resources.

    *Regular poetry events
    *Poetry postcards
    *Literary festivals
    Related links
    * Quick Guide - Literature
    * Showcase
    * 1624 explore
    * Contact us
    * Funding information
    * Writers factory
    * Short Story
    * National Poetry Day
    * Scottish Storytelling Centre
    * Literary festival
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