Author details

Thomas Clark


Thomas Clark is a poet, author and journalist who works principally in the Scots language. He has appeared at literary festivals the length and breadth of the country, and has performed his work on the BBC, ITV and Sky Sports (of all places). His most recent books include the poetry collection Intae the Snaw and the children’s book Diary o a Wimpy Wean.

About writer's work

Thomas has written in and about Scots for various media outlets, and has worked extensively in translation. A former footballer with clubs ranging from Hamilton to Hawick, he also became Scottish football’s first ever poet-in-residence when he was appointed to the role by Lowland League side Selkirk FC in 2014.

Current events and projects

Thomas is very happy to work with young people and adults on all aspects of the writing process, but is especially keen to engage with projects relating to the Scots language.


Local authority where they are based

Scottish Borders

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Other1, Outer Hebrides, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups

5-8, 9-12, Teens, Adults

LL funded


BRAW network


Author type



English, Scots