Thomas in book win

Hawick News columnist Thomas Clark is set to have a short story published after winning a national writing competition.

The librarian, who works at Hawick High School, beat over 500 other entries to win a place in the book entitled Scotland’s Stories of Home.

Thomas, whose story ‘All Addresses are Approximate’ will feature alongside entries from 33 other winners, wrote the story recalling his experience of looking around the town in which he grew up through Google Maps street view.

Speaking to the Hawick News this week, Thomas said: “Stories of Home has been an inspirational project to be involved with. I’m absolutely thrilled that my story has been selected for the anthology.”

Thomas’s story can be read on Scottish Book Trust’s website at