26 February 2019
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke at the Scottish Book Trade Conference in Edinburgh.
She announced £30,000 for Scottish Book Trust to deliver the Scots publication grant – created to support Scots publishers and to encourage Scots writers.
2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Scotland is taking part by celebrating and promoting our own indigenous languages – such as Scots and Gaelic. FM @NicolaSturgeon announced funding for Scots publishing @PublishScot's #ScotBookConf 📚#IYIL2019 pic.twitter.com/rLJOcLSJ2T
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) February 26, 2019
2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. We are making sure Scotland takes part, by celebrating and promoting our own indigenous languages – such as Scots and Gaelic.
“As part of that – I’m announcing today that we are providing £30,000 funding to Scottish Book Trust for the creation of a new Scots language publication grant. It will be used to support publishers of Scots writing and to encourage Scots writers.
“It will help to ensure there is a lasting creative legacy from this special themed year and it’s one more way in which we are aiming to support and encourage writing and publishing.”