Writing Competition for Secondary School Pupils in Scotland

In 2020, writer Val McDermid and geographer Jo Sharp edited a book called Imagine a Country, which contained nearly 100 ideas for Scotland's future from people across the country, and challenged readers to start imagining their future.

RSGS asked secondary school pupils to take up this challenge and write down their own ideas about what they think needs to be changed. We were delighted to receive over 100 essays and stories, and we will announce the winners in the autumn.

Have a look at this selection of the essays from the book.