Creative Scotland Award, 2015 to visit Berlin to write poetry sequence for the Sound Artist, Sonja Heyer.
Creative Scotland Award, 2013 to visit Orkney to work on poetry collection.
Scottish Arts Council, 2010 and Creative Scotland 2011: grants to visit Shetland with view to writing poetry collection
Scottish Arts Council 2007: New Writers' Award.
'A Book of Hours' shortlisted in the Bridport Poetry competition, 2015,
'A Painter and His Son' commended in the William Soutar competition, 2015;
'Further Out' commended in Formal category of Poetry on the Lake, 2012;
'Stac an Armin' commended in Poetry on the Lake, 2012;
'First Long Walk after Convalescence' long-listed in the Strokestown competition, 2012;
'Imago Mundi' highly commended in Poetry on the Lake, 2010;
'Your Voice' shortlisted in the Strokestown competition, 2009;
'Hey, Hey Suilven Blues' shortlisted (joint second) in the John Muir Trust/Fort William Mountain Festival, 2008.
'Glass Works' (Cat's Pyjamas Publications, 2005) short-listed for the Callum McDonald Award, 2006.