Scots Language Awards 2023

Saturday 16 September, 2023

Join Hands Up for Trad in Johnstone Town Hall for the Scots Language Awards and a celebration o aw that’s guid in Scots.

The aim is tae gie weel-deserved recognition tae organisations and individuals committit tae the Scots leid in the fields o literature, sang, education, business, activism and juist by speakin it.

Tickets are available to buy NOW from the One Ren box office.

You might also want to keep an eye on our plans for Mòd Phàislig 2023 when Paisley will host Scotland’s premier celebration of Gaelic language and culture.

How about all that in Scots?

Jine Hands Up for Trad alang wi Renfrewshire Cooncil tae celebrate Scots cultur an leid at a nicht wi the nations maist favourt icons at the 2023 Scots Language Awards.

Giein cogniscence tae the heroic wirk an organisations fae lang syne an noo, the brand new Johnston Toon Hall alang wi scriever an broadcaster Alistair Heather wull host a gledsome nicht divotit tae music, poetry an wirds in the Scots leid an the presentation o Awards ower 11 categories tae include The Janet Paisley Services to Scots, Scots Writer o the Year,  Scots Performer o the Year & Scots Business o the Year alangside performances from some o oor leadin Scots Language stars


#GiesAScotsPoemDay will be on Friday 9 June and it’s a really braw partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library to make it even better!

Write/record/video your favourite Scots verse and post it on 9 June with the hashtag #GiesAScotsPoemDay.

Send your Scots poems in advance of the event. We love to see new writing in Scots and if ye would like to add yer ane Scots poem for #GiesAScotsPoemDay, ye can yaise the form on the website.


Young Scots Writer o the Year Award 2023

Scottish Book Trust’s Young Scots Writer o the Year Award 2023 is noo open. Send your stories by Wednesday 21 June 2023, midday.

Are you someone with stories to share? Or a teacher working with young writers we should know about? We’re looking for our next Scots writer of the year.

Stories, poems, spoken word pieces, comics, videos or other pieces of writing – we want to see it all, as long as it’s in Scots and under 2500 words or up to ten minutes.

The winner will be named Young Scots Writer o the Year 2023 and receive their award and a £100 book token at the Scots Language Awards ceremony. They’ll have the chance to receive their prize on stage and either read their work or have it read for them – but only if they want to!