Sheila Templeton writes in both Scots and English. She has won the McCash Scots Language Poetry Competition twice, also the Robert McLellan Poetry Competition, as well as many other poetry prizes. Her work is published in many magazines, newspapers and anthologies. From 2010 to 2011, she was the Makar of the Federation of Writers Scotland and she is an engaging popular performer of her own work. She currently lives in Glasgow. Gaitherin is her fourth poetry collection.