Live Literature School Residency: Levenmouth Academy

Levenmouth Academy, in Fife, will work with contemporary Scottish fiction writer Helen MacKinven. Senior pupils at the newly opened school will work with Helen to create stories celebrating their local area, working towards sharing those stories with their local communities in Buckhaven and Methil.

Helen MacKinven said:

‘By sharing my passion for writing in Scots dialect, I hope the pupils of Levenmouth Academy will feel pride in their own ‘voice’ and use it to express and develop their sense of identity.’


Laura Barbour, Teacher of English, said:

‘We could not be more excited to work with Helen, and Scottish Book Trust, over the coming months. As a brand-new school in a close-knit community, we look forward to translating our strong sense of identity into the creative writing that our S6 pupils produce.’


Read more:

School website

About Helen MacKinven