Authors and writers from across the north of Scotland have been celebrated for their creativity and talent with a biennial contest.
The winners of the Hugh Miller Writing Competition have been announced for 2020, with entries submitted from locations as diverse as Staffa and the Cairngorms.
It was organised by a number of organisations in recognition of geologist Hugh Miller, with all of the submissions reflecting in some way upon his work in the early 1800s.
Alison Cohen took the top prize for poetry in the adult category, while writer and climber Anna Fleming was presented with the non-fiction prize and Vee Walker’s short story Cinder Toffee took the fiction award.
Winners in the under-18 category included Claire Rinterknecht for her poem The Standing Stones of Stenness, and Kate Knight for prose.
In addition, Jack Cooper was presented with the first Middleton-Miller Prize for Promising Young Writer.
Organiser of the competition, freelance science writer and poet Larissa Reid, said: “Once again our writing competition has contributed beautiful pieces to a growing catalogue of writing inspired by one of Scotland’s greatest science writers.
“I’m particularly thrilled by the work of the talented young writers who have entered this year.”
The competition was run by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum and The Friends of Hugh Miller, among others.
The winning entries can be read online at: