Writers impress in national literary contest

Congratulations to HSD pupil Eve Campbell who has been named as joint runner-up in one of Scotland’s most highly regarded school literary competitions.

Writers impress in national literary contest

Eve earned the distinction in the Scottish Schools’ Young Writer of the Year award, an annual nationwide contest which challenges 15 to 18-year-old pupils to write a non-fiction piece on a contemporary issue for an intelligent magazine or serious newspaper.

Eve impressed the judging panel, which was composed of 18 figures from across media, education and public life, with her powerful examination of issues surrounding female brutality.

Well done also to Ruby McIntee, who was commended for her entry, a thought-provoking exploration of the impact and effects of TikTok on young people.

Head of English, Mandy Tevendale, said, “We are very proud of both these pupils; they are astonishingly good writers and we are delighted that their work has received national recognition.”

The competition was organised by the Scottish Review and sponsored by the Young Programme charity.