About Blether

We want to know what Blether means to you.

As part of our annual story project, we’re asking people all over Scotland to submit true stories inspired by this year’s theme, Blether.

A good blether can help us through a tough time, give us the confidence to overcome a hurdle or just put a smile on our face at the end of a long day.

We all love telling stories, we do it every day. Telling our own stories allows us to connect with the people around us and get a better sense of who we are, where we’re going and what we’re aiming for. So whether it’s the weekly catch up with a friend at your favourite coffee spot, a tough conversation that allowed you to move forward in your life or the time you connected with a complete stranger, we want to know what Blether means to you.

Even if you’ve never written before, give it a try! We encourage you to submit up to 1,000 words in any form you like – story, poem, comic strip, play or letter – and we welcome entries in English, Scots and Gaelic.

Our favourite stories will be published in a free book distributed across the country during Book Week Scotland 2019. 


Support Blether

Support our campaign to publish and gift 100,000 copies of Blether to the people of Scotland. As a thank you, we'll include your name in the book and offer you 25 copies to give out to your friends and family.