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.