Scotland’s international poetry prize

In association with The Scottish Poetry Library

Sponsored by the Gaelic Books Council and the Saltire Society


The winners of 2014's Scotland's international poetry prize have been notified and here are the results. 


Main Prize

Winner: A Short History of the Moon by Polly Atkin

Runner-up: Whales by Jo Bell


Scots Prize

Winner: Tuol Sleng by Jim Waite


Gaelic Prize

Winner: Dhan an nighinn bhig agam by Lisa Anne Fiona MacDonald 


Highly Commended (all categories): 

An car san staidhre by Eoghan Stewart                  

Airc by Deborah Moffatt

Crotal by Sandy Jones

Cumha do Shir Iain Shleite by Rody Gorman       

Mither's Wings by Aileen Ballantyne

The Ancient Egyptian in the British Library by Christopher James       

In Wartime by Krishan Coupland

Auld Lags by Pippa Little


Established in 2005, the Wigtown Poetry Competition offers a first prize of £2,000. Entry is open to writers from the UK and abroad writing in English, while there are also dedicated categories for Scots Language and Gaelic.


This year’s judges were W.N. Herbert (Main Prize), Anne Lorne Gillies (Gaelic) and John Manson (Scots). The Prize Giving Event takes place during the festival on Saturday 4th October at 4.30pm at Beltie Books.