Winners and scenes from the 2018 Scottish Arts Trust Story Awards

WINNER Mara Buck from Maine, USA, won the 2018 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition with her fabulous story ‘Trophy’, chosen by our chief judge, Alexander McCall Smith.

WINNER Mara Buck from Maine, USA, won the 2018 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition with her fabulous story ‘Trophy’, chosen by our chief judge, Alexander McCall Smith.

Since Mara was unable to attend the awards night, Glenys McLaren received the trophy and £1000 cheque on her behalf from John McLeod CBE

Since Mara was unable to attend the awards night, Glenys McLaren received the trophy and £1000 cheque on her behalf from John McLeod CBE

COMMENDATIONS for their short stories were awarded to Mary Fitzpatrick for ‘Murdo’s Journey’ and Michael Callaghan for ‘The Poppy Season’.

WINNER Christina Eagles won the 2018 Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award with her beautiful story ‘Full Circle’

WINNER Christina Eagles won the 2018 Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award with her beautiful story ‘Full Circle’

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Christina read/performed her story ‘Full Circle’ and received her trophy and £500 award from Edinburgh International Flash Fiction judge  Sandra Ireland .

Christina read/performed her story ‘Full Circle’ and received her trophy and £500 award from Edinburgh International Flash Fiction judge Sandra Ireland.

WINNER Mary Fitzpatrick won the 2018 Isobel Lodge Award with her brilliant story ‘Murdo’s Journey’

WINNER Mary Fitzpatrick won the 2018 Isobel Lodge Award with her brilliant story ‘Murdo’s Journey’

Mary received her £500 cheque and trophy from Scottish Arts Club President, Marilyn Jeffcoat

Mary received her £500 cheque and trophy from Scottish Arts Club President, Marilyn Jeffcoat

COMMENDATIONS in the Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Awards were given to Debbie Taggio for her story ‘Same Skin, Different Body’ and Claire Fuller for her story ‘Daffodils with apples’.

More scenes from the 2018 Scottish arts club story awards night

George McGilvray Wilson reads from Isobel Lodge’s book, ‘ Rosalka: The Silkie Woman and other stories, plays and poet ry’ which was launched during the story awards night. Buy the  book  in print or  kindle  editions. All proceeds support the annual Isobel Lodge Award for unpublished writers, born, living or studying in Scotland.

George McGilvray Wilson reads from Isobel Lodge’s book, ‘Rosalka: The Silkie Woman and other stories, plays and poetry’ which was launched during the story awards night. Buy the book in print or kindle editions. All proceeds support the annual Isobel Lodge Award for unpublished writers, born, living or studying in Scotland.

Tom Drake reminds us why we all loved ‘A story the span of your brow’ by finalist Kirsti Wishart.

Tom Drake reminds us why we all loved ‘A story the span of your brow’ by finalist Kirsti Wishart.

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Glenys McLaren talks about Mara Buck’s story ‘Trophy’

Glenys McLaren talks about Mara Buck’s story ‘Trophy’

Great dinner with intense debate over the stories and a lot of laughter!

Great dinner with intense debate over the stories and a lot of laughter!

Debbie Hayes reminds us why we loved ‘The Poppy Season” by Michael Callaghan

Debbie Hayes reminds us why we loved ‘The Poppy Season” by Michael Callaghan

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BUY ‘Rosalka: The Silkie Woman and other stories, plays and poetry’ by Isobel Lodge (Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust, 2018) available in print or kindle editions.

Rosalka: The Silkie Woman and other stories, plays and poetry

Isobel Lodge’s collection of short stories, plays and poetry now on sale in print (£5) and Kindle (£2.50) editions. All proceeds support the Isobel Lodge Award, an annual £500 prize for the top short story by an unpublished writer born, living or studying in Scotland.

Isobel Lodge spins imaginative, timeless tales rooted in the the wilds of northern Scotland where she grew up... "She came from a seascape: Salt-kissed; surrounded by grey fragments of ancient rock; a forgotten place. The people were tough in that village, like the stalks of the heather on the hill. When you walk among the plants, they spring back at you, whipping your ankles. She woke to the hissing and howling of the wind and the forlorn cries of the sea-birds and she was rocked to sleep by the wind’s hum and thrum, the drone and fall and the slap, slap, slapping of the waves."

Marilyn Jeffcoat won the Flash Fiction Member’s Award for her story Madeline from Macclesfield. Here it is!

Marilyn Jeffcoat gets her surprise Flash Fiction Member’s Award

Marilyn Jeffcoat gets her surprise Flash Fiction Member’s Award