A CUMBERNAULD writer who penned a poem about her favourite place in Scotland has joined the ranks of Michael Palin, Liz Lochhead and Alexander McCall Smith and Sally Magnusson in a new publication.
Aileen Jardine, (43), from Chestnut Avenue entered her verse G For Glasgow in a competition for Book Week Scotland 2012.
Its organisers wanted to produce an anthology which featured the work of professional and non professional writers about Scotland’s most loved locations.
A competition was then set up set up to find the best entries and organisers received 1,000 of them.
Yet Aileen, who is a volunteer at the Glasgow Film Theatre, was among just 22 writers whose work was selected for the book, which was launched at Glasgow’s Mitchell Library.
For full story, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, December 12.