Sheila Templeton

Sheila Templeton is originally from Aberdeenshire and writes in both Scots and English. She is well published in magazines and anthologies and has won many prizes, including the McCash Scots Language Poetry Award three times, the McLellan Poetry Prize and in 2019, the Neil Gunn Writing Competition, Adult Poetry Section. She has been a Makar of the Federation of Writers Scotland, poet in residence for the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine and worked in the SPL's Living Voices project. Her most recent collections are Drochaid (Tapsalteerie, 2019), Owersettin (Tapsalteerie, 2016) and Gaitherin (Red Squirrel Press, 2016).

A photo of Sheila Templeton, sitting on a stone wall looking over other the beach and holding the McLellan trophy

Photo: Rowena M. Love