Young writers to imagine history

Schools and young people are being invited to take part in a free writing workshop at Drumlanrig Castle on June 14 and 16.

Imagining History is a programme of day-long workshops taking place across the UK, created specifically to give young people a chance to immerse themselves in historical places from the point of view of a writer. The workshops are part of an on-going series of events being set up to support a new writing prize, the Young Walter Scott Prize, which is named in honour of the inventor of the historical fiction genre, Walter Scott.

Two category winners will be awarded a travel grant of £500 each, and have their work published in a special YWSP anthology. Participants in the writing workshops will be encouraged to enter their stories for the Young Walter Scott Prize.

All workshops are free and run from 10.30am until 2.30pm. Places are strictly limited to 15. For booking: Alan Caig Wilson ywsprize@outlook.com

June 14; Drumlanrig Castle, Special guest: cartographer/geographer Prof David Munro; Journeys on land – exploring the shape of the changing world - for 11-15 yr olds. June 16; Drumlanrig Castle, Special guest: cartographer/geographer Prof David Munro; Journeys on land – exploring the shape of the changing world - 16-19 yr olds.