Floral entries sought for creative writing contest

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Writers on Arran and across Ayrshire are invited to take part in the annual Robin Whyte Creative Writing competition which is held in memory of the much respected Irvine lawyer, the late Robin Whyte, who was a talented creative writer himself.

An appropriate trophy in the form of an open book crafted locally in oak and ash plus a generous cash prize of £200 is on offer for a piece of prose or poetry by a writer, Ayrshire based or born, aged sixteen or over.

There has been an encouraging response to previous topics, and this year’s  theme was inspired by recent discussions concerning the future of Glasgow School of Art. The Tulip and the Rose reflects the collaboration in particular between Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret McDonald, the distinctive illustrations of the several artistic movements of the late 19th century, and indeed the rising women’s movement.

The judges look forward to a profusion of literary bouquets; as Mackintosh said: ‘Art is the flower. Life is the green leaf. You must offer the flowers of the heart that is in you’.

Further information is available from George Watson on geowat110@gmail.com  or Meg Whyte on Megwhyte247@btinternet.com


The Robin Whyte Trophy which was created by artist Jim Brown. No_B37writing01.jpg