Morton Writing Competition / Farpais Sgrìobhaidh Mhorton

Feeling creative? We’re looking for writers of all ages to send us their short stories or poems in response to one of these four images. You’re welcome to use the historical context of each image as further inspiration, or to ignore it completely and create something based purely on the photograph of your choice. We welcome both poetry and prose submissions, and you can write in Gaelic, English or Scots depending on your preference.

First prize in each category is an annual family membership to the National Trust for Scotland. Runners-up will receive a selection of books in their language of entry, which will be appropriate to their age range.

The competition closes on 1 June 2019.

All entries must be accompanied by a cover sheet, which you can download here. Please read the rules of the competition below before submitting your entry. Read the full Terms & Conditions.

If you have any questions or would like to submit an entry, please email

For more details on how to apply, click here.

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