STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Poetry workshops

A series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Poetry workshops for younger writers will be run as part of Explorathon 2021 at the Aberdeen Science Centre Events Programme – Explorathon 2021 A free online STEM Poetry reading – Making it Clear, Making it Present – around Climate Change issues as part of the WayWORD […]

Southport Writers Circle 2021 Short Story Competition

Southport Writers Circle is inviting entries for its 2021 Short Story Competition.  The full details are included at the following website: Entries should be unpublished, original stories on any theme of up to 2000 words. There is no set theme or style for the competition. The competition closes on October 31st 2021.  First prize: £150 […]

Brian Nisbet Poetry Award – 2021

The Brian Nisbet Poetry Award celebrates the life of this well-respected poet and Huntly Writer; and is run in conjunction with National Poetry Day. Rules: Poems should be between 4 and 40 lines long and with the theme ‘CHOICE’ Poems can be in Doric or English There are 3 age categories: Up to and including […]

Letters to Huntly

Members of the public and writers of all ages are being invited to write ‘A Letter to Huntly’ as part of a Deveron Arts project being run during August/September 2021 by Annie Runkel. Annie is hoping to inspire people to put pen to paper by writing about their memories of the town. Letters can either […]

Huntly Hairst – September 4th 2021

As part of the Huntly Hairst event on Saturday 4th September, Orb’s Bookshop will be hosting two Scottish writers: 11am Aaron Gale presents his children’s illustrated book “Auld MacDonald Hid a Fairm” It is in local Doric and has already been selling well in the bookshop.  2pm Kenny Grieve will present poems by Rachel S […]

Huntly Writers meetings

Since October 2020, Huntly Writers have been holding regular, fortnightly Zoom meetings as an alternative to meetings in person and these will continue for the foreseeable future. These meetings have been very successful and we plan to continue to have a Zoom element to any future physical meetings, to enable geographically dispersed members to continue […]

Dances with Dragons in Mongolia by Carol Ann,

On 19th September at 7:30pm in the OAP Hall, Church Street, Huntly, local author Carol Ann welcomes you to a slide presentation and the launch of her latest book. Free Admission and refreshement will be served. Journey with the author as she follows the clue ‘Shambhalla, Gobi Desert’ to explore sacred landscapes, remote forgotten monasteries […]


New legislation will be coming into force on the 25th of May 2018 and this impacts all information held by any organisation on any individual. It makes no difference whether it is electronic , on paper or any other medium. It entitles the individual to choose the level of information held about them to the […]

Lari Don’s successful Workshop

To a full audience of twenty five children from across the North East of Scotland Lari Don ran a brilliant workshop in the Brander Library with many inspiring ways to become a creative writer. It was arranged by Huntly Writer and supported by the Orb’s Community Bookshop with financial support from the Scottish Book Trust. […]

Lari Don at the Brander Library

Lari Don will be running a workshop for young aspiring writers in the Brander Library on Saturday 27th January form 2 p.m. till 4:15p.m. Lari Don will  then sign copies of her books. Brought up in Dufftown she had the freedom of the hills as a girl and this is reflected in her work which […]