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The Scots Language Publication Grant

The Scots Language Publication Grant exists to support Scottish publishers to publish and promote work written in Scots.

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We are delighted to announce the Scots Language Publication Grant 2021 awardees. Ten new titles will be supported by the grant this year.

Discover the 2021 awardees

Funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Scottish Book Trust, the Scots Language Publication Grant was created by the Scots Language Resource Network to support Scottish publishers to publish and promote work written in Scots. The grant is designed to cover publishing costs such as editing, advances, illustrations and cover design, typesetting, printing and marketing.

About the grant

The grant aims to support publishers seeking assistance with:

Previous awardees

Since launching in 2019, the grant has supported the publication of a brilliant range of Scots books, including both new work and translated texts. Learn more about the books published through the grant.

How to apply

Applications for the Scots Language Publication Grant are currently closed.

Applications are welcome via email or post, but please let us know over email if you plan to submit a physical copy of your application. A maximum of four projects can be applied for/awarded per publisher, per round.

Please see projects supported by the Scots Language Publication Grant in 2020(this will open in a new window) for examples of the kind of projects that have received funding in the past.

For all enquiries, please email applications@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)

About the Scots Language Resource Network

The Scots Language Resource Network meets twice a year to discuss the coordination and publication of new and existing resources (online and in print) that support speakers, readers, writers, teachers, learners and students of Scots. It currently includes representatives from the following organisations:

The publication grant is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Scottish Book Trust.