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People of Scotland invited to share their life stories

In June 2008 the Scottish Book Trust and BBC Radio Scotland launched an exciting new story-writing campaign inviting the people of Scotland to share their extraordinary life stories, supported by funding from the Scottish Arts Council’s National Lottery fund.

Roddy Woomble, singer of Idlewild

Days Like This is inviting people of all ages across Scotland to write a true story about a significant day in their life, in no more than 1000 words. The campaign hopes to gather thousands of extraordinary real life stories and memories, to paint a picture of life in contemporary Scotland.

Author Irvine Welsh, broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli, actress Siobhan Redmond, mountaineer Jamie Andrew, percussionist Evelyn Glennie and Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble have joined the project as celebrity curators and will be writing and recording their own stories as inspiration for others to take part.

The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2008. All of the stories submitted will be published on the BBC website. The celebrity curators will choose their favourites to be recorded for a series of special radio programmes on BBC Radio Scotland later in the year and published in a book in 2009.

Siobhan Redmond

For further information and details of how to take part visit the Days Like This website

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* Days Like This
* Scottish Book Trust
* BBC Radio Scotland
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