Lorne Resource Centre members get their stories in print

Published Date: 

28 Nov 2016 - 10:57

Three members of Lorne Resource Centre in Oban have done exceptionally well after having their stories published in a book.

As part of the Scottish Book Trust’s ‘mass participation campaign’, David Gilchrist, Lachie Johnston and Zoe Sutherland have all had their work featured in a nationwide anthology which was released as part of Book Week Scotland.

The campaign aims to encourage people to get writing on a particular subject, which this year was secrets and confessions.

The book, titled “Secrets and Confessions”, was handed out free of charge by members of the resource centre to people visiting Oban’s Lidl Store this week.

As well as a trip to Edinburgh as guests of the Scottish Book Trust, the trio were also awarded for their success at the West College Scotland ‘Presentation Day’ which took place at Oban Phoenix Cinema.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie said: “I am delighted that three members of Lorne Resource Centre have had their work published in this book. This is a wonderful achievement and one which they should be very, very proud of.

“The centre has supported the campaign over the last few years as a way of giving opportunities and showcasing the talent that exists within the local area, as well promoting the concept of reading for pleasure, and reducing the stigma of low levels of literacy.

“A massive well done to everyone involved.”

NOTES TO EDITOR

The following members of Lorne Resource Centre discussion group also have stories featured on the Scottish Book Trust website:

Janette Black
Kathleen MacDonald
Mairi Scott
William Simpson
Cathy Martin
Stuart MacQueen
Carol Barnett