Banchory pupil’s award in creative writing competition

Banchory Academy pupil Iseabail Duncan
Banchory Academy pupil Iseabail Duncan

A Banchory Academy pupil has been named runner-up for the Young Walter Scott Prize, a creative writing competition for budding young writers.

Iseabail Duncan, 14, won the award for the 11-15 age group for 2015 with her story Whales Don’t Care.

It is published in a new anthology featuring stories by the the winners and runners-up to mark the first year of the prize.

The Young Walter Scott Prize is a UK-wide creative writing competition for 11-19 year olds.

It challenges young people to write a piece of short fiction set before they were born, in a time recognisably different from the present.

Entries are now open for the 2016 prize and details can be found at