Sunday, 13 March 2016

Castles, Cashmere and Cathedrals

Those three items are important to the history of Elgin and might well be important to writers of stories for this competition. A knowledge of Elgin and 18th or 19th century will be a huge advantage to entrants, which might well put some people off. There's a £350 prize on offer, plus the possibility of paid publication.

I haven't (yet) been to Elgin, but I have visited a few castles and cathedrals...

12 comments:

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Interesting comp - have only been on a fleeting visit to Elgin on our way back south.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - I've never been that far north ... but I imagine a tour round those northerly Scottish coasts would be amazingly beautiful as well as very educational (historically) ... cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Never been there either.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

In a comment to another blogger moments ago, I was whining, uh, lamenting that we have no castles on this side of the pond. So sad.

Carolb said...

Sounds a wonderful place to visit, Patsy, and I'm sure if a writer has visited it they will be sure to have got inspiration for a story.

oscar case said...

I used to own an Elgin watch, the nearest I've been to the town of the same name.

Patsy said...

Perhaps we'll get to see it on our next trip, Rosemary - on our way to see you!

Patsy said...

That very tour is something we hope to do later this year, Hilary.

Patsy said...

A bit of a trek for you, Alex.

Patsy said...

A shame for you, Mac - though I'm sure you have lotsof other things worth seeing.

Patsy said...

I think that just the act of travelling helps open us up to ideas, Carol.

Patsy said...

I can't even make that claim, Oscar.