Put pen to paper for contest

Midlothian residents are encouraged to enter this year’s Writer of the Year competition.

The competition is run by Tyne and Esk Writers and the library services of East Lothian and Midlothian Councils. The overall winner will receive £100 and a trophy.

If you are over 16 and a member of Tyne and Esk Writers, live or work in East Lothian or Midlothian you can take part. Pick up an entry form from your local library or at www.tyne-esk-writers.com

The closing date is Friday, August 17.