A Grand Opportunity

The Gatliff Trust and Scottish Islands Explorer magazine provided an opportunity for a young writer to win a £1000 prize. The required 1250-word article involved a topic associated with, but not on, Herbert Gatliff, the legendary figure in the Outdoor Movement, who founded our chain of simple hostels in the Outer Hebrides.

The spirit of both adventure and enquiry, particularly in the young, were encouraged by Gatliff. He was aware that incentives were often needed to help people enter new comfort zones and discover cultures, customs and conventions. All too often, senses can be aroused close to home and the winner, Sam Brown, focused primarily on St Briavels Youth Hostel in the Wye Vally.

Publication of his article will be in the August / September issue of Scottish Islands Explorer which will appear in July 2024. There were 13 entries for the competition and a move is underway to publish all either in print form or online later in the year.

Do not hesitate to contact John Humphries – editor@gatliff.org.uk – for any further details.