Anstruther Writing Awards 2019

The Anstruther Writing Awards is a creative competition organised each year by the AIA.

In years gone by an ‘Anster Fair’ was held in the town to celebrate the poem of the same name written by William Tennant (1784-1848). The poem features the characters of Maggie Lauder and Rob the Ranter and has a sub plot of witches, wizards and fairies. Numerous events used to be held in Anstruther during the ‘Anster Fair’ and one of them was a writing competition. So in 2013 the AIA decided to revive the competition to build on our community’s great tradition of creative writing and to celebrate talent of all ages.

Anstruther Writing Awards 2019

We are working on an exciting project for this year’s Writing Awards and will announce the details as soon as they are finalised. Keep watching this space!

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