James Robertson pictured wi his winning buik, ‘News of the Dead’. (Credit: Sir Walter Scott Prize)

Congratulations tae the author James Robertson who has been awarded with the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for his buik, ‘News of the Dead’.

It is based in North-East Scotland, telling the stories o the fictional Glen Conach which hiv been passed doon the generations fae the times o the Picts tae the 19th century.

Robertson wis presented wi the prize and a £25,000 cheque at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose on Friday 17th June.

Mair information is available fae the Walter Scott Prize website.