Creative Scotland Bursary, 2022 to visit Orkney with my collaborator, sound artist, Sonja Heyer, to create a site-specific poetry/sound walk inspired by the Ring of Brodgar and Brodgar reserve. 

Creative Scotland Bursary, 2015 to visit Berlin to write poetry sequence in collaboration with the Sound Artist, Sonja Heyer and create a poetry/sound walk.

Creative Scotland Bursary, 2013 to visit Orkney to work on poetry collection.

Scottish Arts Council, 2010 and Creative Scotland 2011:  bursaries to visit Shetland with view to writing poetry collection

Scottish Arts Council 2007: New Writers' Award.

Poetry Competitions:

'Ortelius Sea-Monsters' poetry pamphlet was the winner of the Alastair Reid prize, Wigtown Book Festival, 2023. 

'Clara the Rhinoceros' came 2nd in the Poetry Wales Award, 2022.

'The Proposition' came 3rd in the cinema-themed category of Poetry on the Lake competition, 2018;

'A Book of Hours' shortlisted in the Bridport Poetry competition, 2015,

'A Painter and His Son' commended in the William Soutar competition, 2015;

'Further Out' commended in Formal category of Poetry on the Lake, 2012;

'Stac an Armin' commended in Poetry on the Lake, 2012;

'First Long Walk after Convalescence' long-listed in the Strokestown competition, 2012;

'Imago Mundi' highly commended in Poetry on the Lake, 2010;

'Your Voice' shortlisted in the Strokestown competition, 2009;

'Hey, Hey Suilven Blues' shortlisted (joint second) in the John Muir Trust/Fort William Mountain Festival, 2008.


Pamphlet Awards

'Glass Works' (Cat's Pyjamas Publications, 2005) short-listed for the Callum McDonald Award, 2006.