Tartan Day short story competition

ANGUS Council, in conjunction with Tartan Day Scotland and Angus County Press, has announced a ‘Tartan Treasures’ short story competition.

There will be three categories: adults (1,500 to 2,000 words), secondary school pupils (750 to 1,000) and primary school pupils (500 to 750).

Each entry must start with the following paragraph: “The tartan travelling rug had been thrown over my granny’s settee for as long as I could remember; its presence as reassuring as the hills I could see through the window of her small cottage. It was rough to the touch but comforting like granny’s wee hands, calloused by years of work. The bright bonny colours were now faded yet it remained steadfastly twisted and woven together. Old. Somehow forgotten and yet still intact. Like the threads of my story.”

The above does not count towards the word total.

The winner from each category will receive an Amazon Kindle e-reader and will have their story filmed being read by a professional storyteller.

You can enter by post to Tartan Treasures Competition, Angus Council, County Buildings, Market Street, Forfar, DD8 3WD.

Or you can enter online by going to www.tartandayscotland.com/treasures

The rules are also there.

Closing day is March 7.