Hugh Miller Writing Competition

One of the MANY writing projects I've completed over the last 10 years or so was the work surrounding the Cruise of the Betsey project, which followed the travels of geologist and preacher  Hugh Miller. The website, which I produced is here.

The 2 voyages of the Betsey took place in two summers of 2014 and 2015. I was invited to go, but was unable due to my teaching commitments.
The new competition involves a response to a Scottish fossil discovery.

This year, poetry and prose entries are invited that are inspired by fossil discoveries made in Scotland over the last 30 years. As a prolific writer on the subject of fossils, particularly his beloved Devonian fish, Hugh Miller’s texts also provide the reader with a wealth of potential inspiration. We hope that this writing competition, open to all ages, will encourage both a renewed interest in Miller’s work, and contribute to a catalogue of new writings inspired by one of Scotland’s greatest nature writers. We also aim to highlight the role that Scotland’s geology plays in filling gaps in our understanding of the evolution of life and foster greater awareness and appreciation of Scotland’s geodiversity.
The competition is open now. The competition is organised by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum, The Friends of Hugh Miller and other partners.

Partners are shown below - plenty of connections with the history and geology of Scotland here.

Worth giving it a go if you have a story to share...

Here is the StoryMap that I produced as part of the project: an early use of the technology