Lamlash writer pens winning poem

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Helen How of Lamlash has been named as the winner of the 2018 Robin Whyte Creative Writing Award.

Named in memory of the well respected Irvine lawyer and creative writer, Robin Whyte, the creative writing competition takes places annually with a new theme each year, a cash prize of £200, and an elaborately carved oak and ash trophy for the winning entry.

Last year’s theme was Head in the Clouds and attracted a great number of entries from across Ayrshire. The competition is open to anyone in the region who is resident there and over 16 years of age.

Mrs Meg Whyte presents Helen How with the trophy and cheque for her poem entry at the Christmas meeting of the Writers Group in the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine.


Mrs Meg Whyte, right, presents Helen How of Lamlash with the trophy for her entry in the Robin Whyte writing competition.  No_B01writing01