Callum Macdonald Memorial Prizewinner in 2009 and 2016

Smith/ Doorstep Poetry Prizewinner in 2004.

Shortlisted for the Michael Marks award in 2010

Winner Scottish National Open Poetry Competition 1997

Runner-Up for The Cardiff International Poetry Competition 2010

Commissioned by Wigtown Book Festival to write sequel to

Gallovidian Encyclopaedia 2014

Winner of seven Scottish Arts Council/Creative Scotland Bursaries 1990-2017

Shortlisted Basil Bunting Poetry Award 2015

Writer in Residence Harvard Summer School 2017