Crime Short Story Competition Declares Glencairn Glass as the Winner and Runner-Up

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The Glencairn Glass crime short story competition has announced its winner and runner-up for the year, with Philip Wilson taking the top prize for his story “A Recipe For Stovies” and Elisabeth Ingram Wallace as the runner-up for her tale “The Strange Sheep of Greshornish.” The competition, now in its third year, saw over 140 entries, with both stories chosen for their dark and twisted themes set in Scotland.

Wilson, a writer from Glasgow, crafted a chilling story about a food blogger seeking revenge on her abusive husband, while Ingram Wallace’s tale revolved around a disillusioned tourist guide on the Isle of Skye sending unruly tourists to meet the same fate as the mad sheep of Greshornish. The judges, including Callum McSorley and Kate Foster, were impressed by the clever storytelling and dark humor in both entries.

As the winner, Wilson receives £1,000 and a set of bespoke engraved Glencairn Glasses, while runner-up Ingram Wallace takes home £500 and a matching set of glasses. Both stories will be published in Scottish Field Magazine, with Wilson’s story appearing in the May issue and Ingram Wallace’s story available online.

The competition, run in partnership with Scottish Field Magazine and the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival, aims to showcase both new and established crime writers in Scotland. With the success of this year’s competition, the Glencairn Glass continues to support and celebrate the talent of Scottish crime writers.

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