THERE is a local winner in the Tartan Day ‘Tartan Treasures’ Short Story competition.
Amy Logue from Montrose won the primary school category.
The prize-giving at Angus Archives, Forfar, launched the Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2013.
The competition was open to non-professional writers of all ages, with categories for adults, secondary pupils and primary pupils. The short-listed stories – three from each category - were considered by the judging panel, comprising Carnoustie writer David Mr Wishart; former MP and MSP Andrew Welsh, and the Provost of Angus, Mrs Helen Oswald.
After excerpts from the finalists’ entries were read by a professional storyteller on video from Glamis Castle, the winners were announced.
Mrs Oswald presented each with their prize, a Kindle E-reader.
The three winning short stories will be printed in Angus County Press newspapers, and films of the nine finalists’ stories can be viewed at the Tartan Day Scotland facebook page and at www.tartandayscotland.com
For more information about the 50-plus events happening in and around Angus during the Tartan Day Scotland Festival, get the Tartan Day Scotland Festival Guide from leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries, museums and tourist attractions in Angus, visit www.tartandayscotland.com or call 01307 473262. To keep abreast of the latest news about the Tartan Day Scotland Festival, including additions to the programme, ‘like’ the Tartan Day Scotland facebook page.