Looking for more in Writing and Authors?
The Scots Language Publication Grant
The Scots Language Publication Grant exists to support publishers to publish and promote work written in Scots.
The Scots Language Publication Grant is currently closed for applications.
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 and UK 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.
Interested in the kind of projects supported in 2022? Discover the 2022 awardees.
About the grant
The grant aims to support publishers seeking assistance with:
- Publishing new work, including translated texts
- Reprinting existing historical or culturally significant work
- Effective marketing and promotion of existing and new work
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.
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:
- Association for Scottish Literature (formerly ASLS)
- Creative Scotland
- Dictionaries of the Scottish Language
- Education Scotland
- Glasgow Women's Library
- Hands up for Trad
- Historic Environment Scotland
- Kist o Riches
- Literature Alliance Scotland
- National Library of Scotland
- Oor Vyce
- Publishing Scotland
- Scots Hoose
- Scots Language Centre
- Scots Language Society/Scots Leid Associe
- Scots Radio
- Scottish Book Trust
- Scottish Government
- Scottish Poetry Library
- Ulster Scots Agency
- University of Glasgow
- Wigtown Book Festival
The publication grant is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Scottish Book Trust.