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18 June 2019

Lagg Poetry Competition

6 September 2018

Isle of Arran Distillers are launching a poetry competition, in partnership with Scottish Field, to find the official poem of their brand new Lagg Distillery & Visitor Centre.

Isle of Arran believe that the whisky they create is liquid poetry and want to highlight this at their brand new Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre. They are searching for a poem which captures the beauty of the Isle of Arran, the history of the island or the Arran spirit itself.  

The winning poem, announced on Burns Night 2019, will take pride of place within the Lagg Distillery Visitor Centre, as well as being exclusively published within Scottish Field Magazine. In addition, the winning poet will also be invited to attend the official opening of the Lagg Distillery and Visitor Centre in Spring of next year. Two runners up will also be announced, and they will receive an exclusive Lagg Distillery Goody Bag.

The judges are:

  • Faye Waterlow, new Lagg Visitor Centre Manager
  • Graham Omand, Lagg Distillery Manager
  • Jim Carruth, Poet Laureate of Glasgow
  • Rachel McCormack , renowned chef and author of 'Chasing the Dram'
  • Hamish Whyte , Honorary Research Fellow in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow and
  • Kenny Smith, Scottish Field Editor

The hope is that with such a varied judging panel mulling over each of the entries, we will be able to find something truly special and unique. Who knows we might even find the next big literary talent!

This competition is open to individuals over the age of 18 years only.
Closing date for all entries is 14 December 2018.
The winner along with the two runners up will be announced on 25 January 2019.

To enter, please email your name, contact details and date of birth along with the poem you wish to enter to with the subject line Isle of Arran Distillers - Poetry Competition. Alternatively, please send all postal entries to:

Isle of Arran Distillers - Poetry Competition
Scottish Field
496 Ferry Road,

All terms and conditions, as well as further details, can be found at