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Makar makes a move for Year of Young People 2018

Jackie Kay, Scotland's national poet, is to take up residency at Young Scot to inspire Scotland’s young people through the power of poetry. The Makar will be supported by Young Scot to continue her work...

Jackie Kay appointed as Scotland’s Makar

Jackie Kay has been appointed as Scotland's Makar in succession to Liz Lochhead.The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the appointment earlier today.Scotland's Makar's role is to create new poetry and promote poetry throughout Scotland, and...

Makar to appear in fundraising show for foodbanks

Scotland's Makar and some of the country's most exciting writers are coming together to raise money for Edinburgh's food banks. Arts publication The Grind and Falkirk’s are ending their run of food bank fundraisers...

Makar to help Scottish Government promote literature

The expertise of Scotland's new Makar, Liz Lochhead, will be harnessed to promote Scottish literature at home and internationally as proposals to boost literature and publishing got the go ahead today.Responding to the Literature...


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