one example of early written Scots in
the Library's collections.
Applications are invited for a two-year residency to support the use of the Scots language across Scotland.
Based at the National Library of Scotland, the successful candidate for the role of Scots Scriever will produce creative work while raising awareness and appreciation of Scots.
The residency is the result of a joint initiative between the National Library and Creative Scotland. It was launched today at the Library by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs.
During the residency the Scriever will work closely with the Library's Scots collections, which range from some of the earliest examples of written Scots to modern works by the likes of Irvine Welsh. National Librarian Dr John Scally said:
'We are delighted to be working with Creative Scotland in offering this exciting new writing role, as part of our continuing commitment to the Scots language.'
The deadline for applications for the Scots Scriever residency is 24 June.
Read more in our Scots Scriever media release.
3 June 2015