A collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland


LAS is the collective voice for Scotland’s literature and languages and we aim to raise the volume of the sector louder than ever before. We advocate on behalf of LAS members and the literature and languages sector, representing their interests to key policymakers, including Scottish Government, Local Authorities and Creative Scotland.

Literature Talks

Literature Talks is a series of commissioned pieces asking Scotland’s leading writers and literature producers to reflect on an aspect of Scotland’s literary landscape. Join the conversation by using #LiteratureTalks on Twitter.

Read our third commission on the climate emergency by award-winning Scottish poet and critically acclaimed novelist Jenni Fagan – There are Three Suns in the Sky. (Feb 2020)

Read our second commission on diversity in literature and publishing is by award-winning journalist and author Chitra Ramaswamy – On A Lifetime of Ticking Boxes. (Oct 2019)

Read the first commission from Carnegie Medal-winning writer Theresa Breslin on Libraries – The Magic Portal.  (May 2019)


Writers’ Advisory Group

Our Writers’ Advisory Group is made up of five published writers living and working in Scotland. With writer organisations already active in our membership, the aim is to further strengthen the advice to our Board from a diverse and inclusive writing community.




See the Consultation responses’ page to read our responses and submissions to consultations and our letters to policymakers.

We are proud members of:

Read about our Library Advocacy and support for #LibrariesMatter

For any advocacy issues or enquiries, please email admin@literaturealliancescotland.co.uk