Craig Aitchison is a teacher and writer from Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders. He often finds inspiration from walking his little terriers, Paco and Penny, around the braes nearby and further afield. He has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Stirling. His fiction has appeared in Fictive Dream, Northwords Now, Southlight, Wyldblood and Pushing Out the Boat. He has won the Sangschaw award for short fiction in Scots and been shortlisted for the Wigtown Poetry Prize for Scots. He has had poetry published in Poetry Scotland and was one of the poets commissioned by the Scottish Poetry Library to write a poem celebrating 250 years of Sir Walter Scott.