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Winners of ‘Nessie’s Diary’ competition announced

By 02/10/2017December 11th, 2018No Comments

Scotland’s mythical legends are famous worldwide. From fire-breathing dragons to shape-shifting water spirits, our legendary beasts have inspired countless tales of drama and mystery. This year, their side of the story will finally be heard!

Scottish Writers’ Centre is thrilled to announce the winners of our recent children’s creative writing competition Nessie’s Diary. The competition asked entrants to envisage the unknown world of Nessie – the famous Loch Ness monster who has captured local and international imagination for centuries.  We wanted to hear all about the day-to-day life of Scotland’s most notorious loch dweller, and the school-children of Scotland definitely delivered.


We would like to thank everyone who entered Nessie’s Diary – the submissions were absolutely fantastic and wonderfully inventive, and we very much enjoyed exploring the funny, frightening and always imaginative worlds of Nessie. But unfortunately we can only choose three winners, and the three entrants whose interpretations most stood out to us were…


Winner: Greta Lawson (Netherlee Primary School)

First Runner-Up: Sam Boulton-Jones (Netherlee Primary School)

Second Runner-Up: Kirsty Simpson (Kilmacolm Primary School)


All three winners will receive National Book Tokens to spend in any bookshop across Scotland, and will have their winning entries featured on the Scottish Writers’ Centre website.

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