Writer and poet Donald S Murray has been nominated for The Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2019. 

Donald – from the Ness district of Lewis but now living and writing in Shetland – is nominated in the Outstanding Literature category.

The awards will be presented at a formal awards dinner on the evening of Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. 

The awards, sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University, EventScotland part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate and the Theatre School of Scotland, are a chance to celebrate and reward all genres of culture from the creative industries

in Scotland across 14 categories, from One to Watch to Outstanding Dance Performance.

Reece Donnelly, managing director and founder of Theatre School of Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring The Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2019.

“As a business we think Scotland has so much talent yet to be discovered and that is why we have chosen to get involved.

“The Theatre School of Scotland will support the One to Watch category – even the most successful have to start somewhere.

“We have some great success stories from Scotland, and we want to find the next one. To be involved as a judge for this year’s event means so much to me.

“Having worked in Scotland, and out of it, it has made me realise we should support youngsters’ dreams and teach them it can happen – and it will if we pull together.”