About Blether

What does Blether mean to you?

As part of our annual story project, we asked people all over Scotland to submit true stories inspired by this year’s theme, Blether.

A good blether can help us through a tough time, give us the confidence to overcome a hurdle or just put a smile on our face at the end of a long day.

We all love telling stories, we do it every day. Telling our own stories allows us to connect with the people around us and get a better sense of who we are, where we’re going and what we’re aiming for. So whether it’s the weekly catch up with a friend at your favourite coffee spot, a tough conversation that allowed you to move forward in your life or the time you connected with a complete stranger, Blether means something to everyone. 

Hundreds of people from across Scotland have told us what Blether means to them. Read their stories now.

Our favourite stories will be published in a free book distributed across the country during Book Week Scotland 2019. 


Blether story submissions

Blether story submissions are now closed. All the stories we receive are published online. Once you have submitted your work it will go through a brief moderation process before being formatted for display in each collection. 

You will receive an email when the issue with your entry has been published, but you can also read previous issues in our Blether Stories collection while you wait. 

We have received a lot of stories this year, so please be aware that there may be a slightly longer wait before your entry is ready to be published.


Publication in the Blether book

If your work has been selected for the book we will be in touch by late July to let you know. 

As we receive so many entries, it’s not possible for us to provide feedback for individual stories.