Scotland may be a small nation but it can lay claim to producing some of the finest writers and poets ever to commit words to page. Robert Burns gifted the world some of its most memorable lines but even today, in the works of wordsmiths such as Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead, the Scottish voice resonates beyond our country’s shores.
SQA has an important role to play in encouraging new talent — not simply assessing and certificating their achievements but in promoting and celebrating the very best talents in our schools and colleges. I’m really delighted to introduce ‘The Write Times’, our anthology of writing from the sharpest young minds. It contains fantastic examples of creativity and imagination in poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction
It truly is an inspirational book that raises your spirits and celebrates great examples of what our students and their teachers can produce. Maybe amongst the pages will be the first works from authors of the future who will nurture and expand their writing skills to continue Scotland’s rich literary heritage — I do hope so!
Enjoy reading ‘The Write Times’.
SQA Chief Executive