New Gaelic writer, Mary Gillies, has won an award with her submission for a children’s
Mrs Gillies, who lives in Stornoway, won the first Gaelic Writing for Children Award
for a Gaelic story aimed at five to eight year-olds.
The competition received entries across Scotland, as well as one from Canada.
Along with a £500 prize, Mary also receives the opportunity to have her manuscript
considered by Acair Books, with a view to getting it published.
The award, Duais Sgrìobhaidh Do Chlann Ann An Gàidhlig, is a partnership between
An Lanntair, Acair Books and Western Isles Libraries which aims to inspire and encourage
new writers to write for children and highlight the importance of original language
books for young readers.
For its launch year, the award was funded through a grant from the Carnegie UK Trust.