Monday 19 March 2018

Inspiring Scotland Bursary sees Writer go to Brazil

The Saltire Society was delighted that as part of the Inspiring Scotland Bursaries writer Helen McClory was able to attend the Kaaysá Residency in North Brazil. Kaaysá is a residency for creators who wish to develop their poetic voices within the context of the Brazilian Rain Forest, the Atlantic Ocean and a community of fishermen and indigenous natives.

You read about Helen's experience on the residency HERE.

Helen McClory lives in Edinburgh and grew up between there and the isle of Skye. Her first collection, On the Edges of Vision, was published by Queen's Ferry Press in August 2015 and won The Saltire Society's First Book of the Year 2015. Her debut novel, Flesh of the Peach, was published by Freight in Spring 2017. Her second collection, Mayhem & Death, is out 29th March. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart.

 

The Saltire Society Inspiring Scotland’s Bursaries aim to champion emerging talent in Scotland. We hope that by assisting the younger generation to achieve their goals they are encouraged to explore, take risks and innovate. Helen’s residency is also being supported by the Society of Authors, which is able to offer a limited number of grants for residential stays through the Authors’ Contingency Fund.

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7 October 2018

Thirty Years of Inspiration

The Saltire Society is pleased to announce that a special Award will be presented to a First Book Award winning writer. There is a host of fantastically inspiring writers from its 30 year history and we want to recognise one writer's contribution to literature, and celebrate their growth as a writer and their inspiration to others.

And you get the final say!

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28 September 2018

Hew Strachan Awarded Honorary Membership

Hew Strachan awarded Honorary Membership of the Saltire Society.

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22 September 2018

The 2018 Fletcher of Saltoun Awards announced

 the 30th annual Fletcher of Saltoun awards were announced on 22 September. Organised by the Saltire Society, this honorary award is presented annually to inspiring Scots in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Scotland’s culture and society.

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30 July 2018

Outstanding Women of Scotland 2018

Join us as at a special event announcing the 2018 Saltire Outstanding Women of Scotland.

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20 June 2018

Saltire Housing Awards 2018 Winners Announced!

Read about the winning projects celebrated at last nights awards ceremony.

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29 March 2018

Alasdair Gray Bursary Winner Announcement

Folksinger Iona Fyfe has been awarded the Alasdair Gray Inspring Scotland Bursary.

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19 March 2018

Inspiring Scotland Bursary sees Writer go to Brazil

Writer Helen McClory attended the Kaaysa Residency, a month long Residency in Brazil.

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30 November 2017

saltire Literary Awards Announced!

The Saltire Society Literary Awards were announced on St Andrew's Day

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25 October 2017

Saltire Civil Engineering Awards 2017 Announced

We were delighted to announce the 2017 Saltire Civil Engineerings Awards at a ceremony in the National Museum of Scotland on the 24October.

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18 September 2017

Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre Hosts 2017 Fletcher of Saltoun Awards

The 2017 Fletcher of Saltoun Awards were presented at the Dundee Contepoary Arts Centre this past Saturday Septmebr 16th.

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21 June 2017

Saltire Housing Design Awards Announced!

We announced our 2017 Housing Design Awards on the 21st June 2017. Find out who won what.

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