Writer Alison Miller has been appointed as the 2021 Scots Scriever.
Based at the National Library of Scotland and Orkney Library & Archive, the one-year Scriever residency was created to celebrate the Orcadian dialect. It is supported by funding from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
As Orkney Scriever, Miller will work to raise the profile, understanding and appreciation of Orcadian and Scots by producing original work, as well as working alongside local communities in Orkney.
Miller brings a wealth of experience to the role. A writer in both Orcadian and English, she is a published author and creative writing workshop facilitator. She has also written short stories, essays and poetry reflecting on life in Orkney, island life, language and literature.
The residency also provides the opportunity to research collections at both the National Library of Scotland and Orkney Library & Archive.
12 July 2021