Scottish PEN is a centre of PEN International and not-for-profit organisation that champions freedom of expression and literature across borders.

We are a membership organisation and work with a range of writers, campaigners, activists and communities across Scotland and around the world.

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All members of Scottish PEN subscribe to the PEN Charter.

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Catherine Brown

Scottish Cookery

Scottish cooking, and food thinking, have evolved in recent years and the mantra ‘buy local, eat local’ is now widely promoted. When it was initially published, Scottish Cookery was one of the first books of its kind with an ingredients-based format, highlighting Scotland’s rich and varied natural larder: vegetables, fruits, meat, seafood and game.

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PENning, the Writers in Exile Committee’s biannual online journal, presents work by Scottish PEN’s member-writers alongside writing from people living in Scotland who are from other parts of the world.