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Scots Language Publication Grant

26 February 2019

At the Scottish Book Trade Conference on 26 February 2019, the First Minister announced £30,000 for Scottish Book Trust to deliver the Scots Language Publication Grant - created to support Scots publishers and to encourage Scots writers. Any publisher based in Scotland can apply. The First Minister said: 

"2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. We are making sure Scotland takes part, by celebrating and promoting our own indigenous languages - such as Scots and Gaelic.

"As part of that - I'm announcing today that we are providing £30,000 funding to Scottish Book Trust for the creation of a new Scots language publication grant. It will be used to support publishers of Scots writing and to encourage Scots writers.

"It will help to ensure there is a lasting creative legacy from this special themed year and it's one more way in which we are aiming to support and encourage writing and publishing."

The Scots Language Publication Grant was set up by The Scots Language Resource Network which meets twice a year to discuss the coordination and publication of new and existing resources (online and in print) that support the learning and teaching of Scots. It currently includes representatives from the following organisations:

  • ASLS
  • Creative Scotland
  • Education Scotland
  • Glasgow Women's Library
  • Literature Alliance Scotland
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Publishing Scotland
  • Scots Language Centre
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Scottish Language Dictionaries
  • Scottish Poetry Library
  • SQA
  • Wigtown Book Festival

The publication grant is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Scottish Book Trust.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 27 May 2019.

for more details and to apply, see the Scottish Book Trust website.