A short story writing competition for Queensferry and Inverkeithing High Schools is one of the projects that stemmed from the Forth Bridge world heritage site bid. As part of getting people involved in the bid, schoolchildren were asked to write a short story featuring the bridge. A shortlist from both schools was judged by writers Ed Hollis and Keith Gray.
Last Monday the winners were announced during an event at the Edinburgh Book Festival where the children and their families listened to a discussion between the judges chaired by Sam Kelly from Napier University’s Creative Writing School. Among the prizes for the winners is a boat trip around the bridges, signed books from the judges and Network Rail, and participation in a two day creative writing workshop run by Napier University.
Have a read of the winning stories.