Weel duin tae AnnMacKinnon wha hae bin nominatit in Scots Writer o the Year sponsored by National Library of Scotland in the Scots Language Awards. Vote now!
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets for the ceremony are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk. If you cannae make it you can hae a swatch o it online. You can a buy an online ticket here for that.
We askit Ann MacKinnon o AnnMacKinnon thae speirins.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
I scrieve poetry and mair aften than no it cams oot in Scots. I wis lucky enough tae get a New Writers Award fae the Sottiush Book Trust fir tae scrieve in Scots an Nae Flooers wis published bt Tapsalteerie because o that.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
Ma faither wis a Scots spikkar an I loo'd the tongue fae a wis a halfling. Ma guid freend, the late John MacPhail Law aye encouraged me tae, an it wis he wha goat me tae pit ma first poems intae Lallands. Efter that , there wis nae stoppin me. I hae been a member o the Scots Langauge Society fir a wheen o years.
Ony particlar career heighlichts
I wis delichted tae be commendit in the McCash Poetry prize in 2017 and tae be a jint winner in 2019.Nae Flooers wis nominated fir the Callum MacDonald prize. I wis gien recognition fae the GTC fir ma wark in Scots and I am a Fellow o the ASL.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
I'm warkin oan a clamjamfrey o poems based oan The Great Tapestry o Scotland and it will cam oot next year. I dae a wheen o performances an workshoaps..
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk Performing on Saturday 24th September include Bruce Fummey, Hamish Macdonald, Beth Malcome and Robyn Stapleton.
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