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We're delighted to announce the winner of this year's Deirdre Roberts Poetry Competition!

It's...drum roll please!...Charlie Gracie!

Charlie is a poet and author living in the Trossachs. Our judge Hugh McMillan selected his entry 'The Big Store' and says:

'Wonderful piece. Taking the immediate and obvious and recorded and transposing it, walking with it through the poet’s eyes. A glimpse of the human supposedly in the background of an old film but urgently part of our experience. Great vision. Great references.'

Charlie will be presented with his prize by Hugh at the Hoolie on Saturday 11th November at 1.15pm. The award is an engraved quaich, £250 in cash, £250 Highland Bookshop book tokens and a bottle of whisky.