Story competition held at Glamis

GLAMIS Castle is to be the host of a new short story competition.

Tartan Treasures has opened to a national audience and Angus based author David Wishart is to be one of the judges.

As part of the Tartan Day celebrations, the competition is open to all non-professional writers of any age, with categories featuring adults, primary and secondary school pupils.

Three stories from each age category will go ahead to the final and they will be filmed and read by storytellers at Glamis Castle.

The ultimate winners will receive an Amazon Kindle e-reader at a prize-giving which will be held on March 29 at Angus Archives.

The winning stories will be serialised and films of the nine finalists will feature on and the Facebook page for Tartan Day Scotland.

The closing date for the competition is World Book Day on March 7 and it is reminded that late entries cannot be accepted.

For more information and for details on how to enter the competition as well as conditions for entry visit for more information.

The Tartan Day Scotland Festival takes place at the beginning of April each year. It is a 10 day programme of very special events which commemorate all that is best about Scotland and the Scots, home and away.

Tartan Day benefits everyone from large businesses, community groups and individuals.

It is a time for Scots to come together from all disciplines and backgrounds to share experiences, support one another and inspire future progress.