A Scots Scriever has been appointed for the first time to promote the use of the Scots language across Scotland.
Author and playwright Hamish MacDonald will be based at the National Library of Scotland for a two-year residency.
In his new role he will produce original, creative work in Scots — any variant or dialect — in any genre or discipline. He will also be responsible for raising the profile, understanding and appreciation of creative work in the Scots language, including material held at the Library.
Scots poet and novelist Matthew Fitt said: 'Hamish MacDonald is yin o oor finest Scots writers. He has been scrievin and fechtin for the leid for a lang time and his appointment as National Scots Scriever is weel-deserved.'
The Scots Scriever appointment is a joint initiative between the Library and Creative Scotland.
Read more in our Scriever appointment media release
13 August 2015