Previous Judges

2018 Judging Panel

Jenny Niven (Chair)

Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Scotland’s national funding and development agency, Creative Scotland.

Alex Ogilvie

A trustee of the Highland Society of London, and his particular focus within the Society is on promoting and supporting literature in the Highlands of Scotland.

Kevin MacNeil

A leading Scottish novelist, poet, playwright and screenwriter, born and raised in the Outer Hebrides.

2017 Judging Panel

Jenny Niven (Chair)

Head of Literature, Languages and Publishing at Scotland’s national funding and development agency, Creative Scotland.

Alex Ogilvie

A trustee of the Highland Society of London, and his particular focus within the Society is on promoting and supporting literature in the Highlands of Scotland.

Kevin MacNeil

A leading Scottish novelist, poet, playwright and screenwriter, born and raised in the Outer Hebrides.

Chris Dolan

Before becoming a full-time writer, was Scottish Director of Community Service Volunteers, and an International Consultant for UNESCO.