A new bursary in the name of legendary Scottish broadcaster Stewart Cruickshank has been made available to Scottish songwriters.

The bursary will be open to songwriters who are resident in Scotland, of any age and working within any genre. They will be unestablished, with no professional management, and with no more than one experience of professional recording. The entry requirement will be one example of their work and an artist statement.

The winner of the inaugural award will be selected by a carefully selected panel of Scottish music industry professionals from all lines of work (musicians, management, radio, education etc). When chosen, the judges will work with the winning entrant to put together a package that will be designed to help develop their songwriting and give them studio experience.

Stewart Cruickshank was a renowned BBC Scotland producer who passed away in 2015. Known for his unwavering support of emerging artists in Scotland, he produced a wide variety of radio programmes and founded the long-running indie music show Beat Patrol.

The deadline to apply for the bursary is 12th April while you can fine more details here.