Grampian Television Poetry Award

Gaelic Books Council MS for Publication Award (An Seachnadh/The Avoiding)

Scottish Association for the Speaking of Verse Diamond Jubilee Award

An Comunn Gaidhealach/ National Mod Literary Prize (An Cathadh Mor/The Great Snowbattle)

Stakis Scottish Writer of the Year 1997

Shortlisted Paul Hamlyn Foundation Poets’ Award 1997

Society of Authors Travelling Scholarship 2003

Bardic Crown at National Mod 2004

Feile Filiochta, Dun Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland 2004

Shortlisted Strokestown Poetry Competition, Republic of Ireland 2005
Recipient of Scottish Arts Council Writer’s Bursaries in 1983, 1992, and 2003