Island resident has short story published

Silversmith and Bute resident Alison Clark has had her submission for a national writing competition chosen to be published in a book.

Alison’s story about ‘The Clyde at Rothesay Bay’ beat off competition from 1,000 other entries to win a place in a special book entitled My Favourite Place, and will feature alongside stories from 22 other winners and celebrity contributors such as Michael Palin and Alexander McCall Smith

To celebrate the first Book Week Scotland (November 26 – December 2, 2012) more than 150,000 free copies of My Favourite Place will be gifted to people throughout the country. The books will be distributed in local bookshops, public libraries, National Trust and Historic Scotland properties, workplaces, ferry terminals, train stations and more than 60 Specsavers stores nationwide. A selection of stories will also be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.

The book also features original commissioned artwork and contributions from some of the best-loved names in arts and literature, among them exclusive stories from Michael Palin, Alexander McCall Smith, and Liz Lochhead.