A STIRLING writer's story will be featured in a collection released by the Scottish Book Trust later this month.

Duncan Carmichael's piece 'Porridge for Tea' about a summer holiday to Fort William, and more importantly his grandmother, will be printed in the trust's 'Nourish' book – created for Book Week Scotland from 32 submissions around the same theme.

Duncan said: “I know my gran would have been tickled pink to think that she could be the subject of a published story.

“I often think back fondly to the long summer I spent in Fort William with her and remember the daft things we got up to together.

“I hope I've managed in some way to capture the special bond that exists between the old and young, and the way that each can bring delight to the other.”

Duncan's work was picked from hundreds of submissions that were sent in as part of an annual campaign to get Scotland writing and reading.

The book week itself will run between November 27 and December 3.

Marc Lambert, CEO of the trust, said: “We were delighted by the number of submissions this year for our Book Week Scotland book.

“Nourish demonstrates the diverse and colourful cooking culture that Scotland has, passed down the generations through recipes and tradition.

“These stories celebrate the joy of cooking and sharing food with others.”