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Gillian Duff


Vice President



I am delighted to have been asked to fill the role of Vice President of the Scottish Associations of Writers. Having benefited so much from S.A.W. as a member, I am really looking forward to working with Wendy and the rest of the committee to support both Scottish Writers and Writing.

For those who don’t know me, I was originally a teacher and spent over 30 years in Asia, including Japan and Hong Kong. I started to study meditation and mindfulness in 2001 while I was out there, and this has had a profound effect on my outlook on life: I rarely suffer from stress these days. My book on Meditation is available on Amazon, and I am now creating Guided Meditations to accompany the book.

A member of Angus Writers’ Circle, I enjoy writing Crime Fiction and am currently undertaking a MLitt in Crime Writing and Forensic Investigation at Dundee University. My crime trilogy, the first book of which I presented at this year’s Dragons’ Pen, should be finished next year.

I still have a day job which pays the bills so if you are ever in Forfar, please pop in to my garden and home furniture shop. I would be delighted to see you and buy you a coffee. Please feel free to get in touch by all the usual means if I can be of any help to you or if you wish to bring something to the committee’s notice.

May I wish you all the very best with your writing - I look forward to spending time with you at events and next year’s conference.


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