A PEEBLES writer will help celebrate Book Week Scotland this month with a host of celebrities.

A humorous slice of nostalgia by Claire Griffiths has been selected for the Scottish Book Trust's annual anthology.

As part of the campaign by the Trust to get Scotland writing, budding authors were asked to submit pieces based on ‘nourish’ and what it means to them.

Hundreds of stories from across Scotland were entered.

Claire's Can it! - an unsavoury yet humourous tale about her granny who couldn't cook - was one of 32 stories selected to go to feature as part of Book Week Scotland promotion.

She will now snuggle up between the covers of Nourish with stars such as best-selling cookery writer Mary Contini and Hairy Biker Dave Myers.

Claire said: “This wonderful experience rekindled a long forgotten memory of my grandmother.

"It’s the one and only occasion that I recall being alone in her company.

"She was a peculiar, domineering woman and revisiting this memory through adult eyes, I understand just how complex and unhappy she was.

"Thank you Scottish Book Trust.”

Every year for Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, releases a book of stories around a theme.

Nourish will be downloadable for Book Week Scotland, which runs from November 27 to December 3.

There will also be an e-version available from libraries and an audiobook available from Scottish Book Trust’s Soundcloud.

Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, said: “We were delighted by the number of submissions this year for our Book Week Scotland book.

"Nourish demonstrates the diverse and colourful cooking culture that Scotland has, passed down the generations through recipes and tradition.

"These stories celebrate the joy of cooking and sharing food with others.”