22nd September 2018
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Young writers winners receive their certificates

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Morag Nicolson (left) from Shetland Library with (from left) winners Aimee Scott and Freya Hannah, judge Jen Hadfield, winner Merran Ritch and judge Mary Blance. Missing was dialect winner Marianne Jamieson. Photo: Stephen Gordon

Morag Nicolson (left) from Shetland Library with (from left) winners Aimee Scott and Freya Hannay, judge Jen Hadfield, winner Merran Ritch and judge Mary Blance. Missing was dialect winner Mairianne Jamieson. Photo: Stephen Gordon

Saturday morning saw the announcement of the 2015 Young Writers of the Year winners at Shetland Museum, along with performances of their work.

The event, which this year had an impressive 128 entries, was hosted by Shetland Library and judged by poet Jen Hadfield and dialect stalwart Mary Blance.

Three of the four category winners – Aimee Scott, Freya Hannay and Merran Ritch – read out their entries and received certificates.

Unfortunately young dialect winner Mairianne Jamieson was unable to be there. However, her entry was read by Blance who said the standard was again very high and very imaginative.

This year’s theme was “home” and apart from the winners, highly commended entries included a story about trows failing to get the better of the proprietor of High Level Music and a speaking tattie.

More about the competition in next Friday’s Shetland Times.

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