I see that the Scots Language Centre is reporting on the winner of the David Toulmin prize for short fiction, announced recently at Aberdeen’s Word Festival. David Toulmin was the pen name of John Reid (1913-1998) who was born near Fraserburgh, and after many years working on the land published many acclaimed short stories and articles, and in 1976, a novel Blown seed . He was also the joint author of a 1989 glossary of his own local language Buchan claik. His unpublished diaries are held here at the National Library of Scotland. This year’s winner of the prize is Eleanor Fordyce and you can read more about her story and the award on the Scots Language Centre’s excellent website here.