Where is your favourite place in Scotland? What makes it special to you?
Scottish Book Trust and BBC Radio Scotland invite you to write about your favourite place in Scotland, whether it's a remote beauty spot or an urban hideaway, a famous landmark or a favourite café. We want to get Scotland writing, inspired by our country's best-loved places.
Write a story, poem, song lyric, diary entry, letter or sketch about your favourite place,
submit it on our website and your story could appear in a book or be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland.
Check the website for stories, poems and songs by celebrities and listen to BBC Radio Scotland's Out of Doors programme to hear more.
To find out more, read others' pieces and write your own, go to The Scottish Book Trust - My Favourite Place. For full terms and conditions visit the BBC Radio Scotland website.
My Favourite Place ambassador Sally Magnusson took Mark Stephen on her favourite walk in Scotland as the competition was launched on Out of Doors...
Here's Sally's story in full:
Of Mice and Haggises by Sally Magnusson
There is a particular quality of evening light in early summer, just before the day turns. Every line you see - the branch of a tree, the curve of a distant hill - is sharpened in it. The green of the fields is emerald-bright and the blue of the sky (of this you are sure) is the acme of all blues there ever were. You walk along, spirits soaring with the joy of it. Suddenly everything makes sense. And then, by infinitesimal degrees, the light begins to fade, the lines start to blur and smudge, the grass confesses to a hint of brown and someone has taken a rubber to the sky. That time of utter clarity, that ecstatic Wordsworthian moment of seeing into the life of things, is no more. You call the dog and remember the ironing is waiting.
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