Tom Murray Writer

Out of My Head




2016:  Radical Road:  Reading--Theatre Royal, Dumfries.

2015:  You're Supposed To Be A Doctor:      Short Play Theatre CCA Glasgow.

2014:  By Its Nature Uncertain:     National Theatre of Scotland event 'fiveminutetheatre' 

 2013:   The Skull;  Sons of War;  Soldiers Tale;  I am Flodden:   Treading The Borders Theatre Company.

Short plays as part of Towards Flodden:  

2011:  Sins of the Father:  Rowan Tree Theatre Company.

Co winner of Rowan Tree Playwriting Competition .

2005:    Can You Hear Me?:  Arches Theatre Co. 

Part of 'I Confess' production.

2004:   Your Mother Should Know:    Cross Country Theatre Company. 

2002:   Love You Tender:   Cross Country Theatre Company.


2001: Sex Maniacs Guide To The Borders:  CrossCountry Theatre Company.


2001:  I Am Sir Waiter Scott. I Bid You Welcome:   CrossCountry Theatre Company.


2001: Alison Park:    CrossCountry Theatre Company.



2010: Tangents:  Co written with Elizabeth Fuller.   Clax Youth Theatre at  Edinburgh International Fringe.

2010:    Tangents:   Co written with Elizabeth Fuller.    Clax Youth Theatre at Clackswrite Writers Festival.


2008:   Just Like Us:   Clax Youth Theatre,  


2004:  Snow White: The Untold Story:   Scottish Borders Youth Theatre.

 2000:  The Clash:    Scottish Borders Youth Theatre. 


2000:   Scottish Borders Youth Theatre. 

Play for the' Our Town' project at the Dome:  April 2000.




2003:   Opening Ceremony; Anna Grieve; Resurectionists; The Frenchman; Finale:   

A series of Open Air Community plays, Lauder 500 celebrations.



2015:  Shush.  Short film part of Scottish Borders Libraries Transforming Libraries project. Book Week Scotland.  Filmed by VOMO.



2006:   The Future is Behind You: Poetry Collection. Selkirk Lapwing Press ISBN 0 95312129 1

2003:   The Clash:               A PlaySBC  ISBN 0-9545052-1-2   

1999:  Out of my Head:      Stories.   SBC ISBN 0-9535765-2-3  



2014: Story:  I'm Not There:   Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Anthology 2015        Published December 2014.

2012: Stories:  And They Danced To Keep Warm and Peace At Last:  Biscuit Prizewinners 2012 Anthology. 

Published by Biscuit Publishing Ltd July 2012 ISBN 978 1 903914 49 6  

2010:  Poems:  You Have To Step Through The Door and  You Wonder:  Brownsbank Anthology.  

An anthology of writing inspired by Brownsbank Cottage the last home of  Chris and Valda Grieve.     Edited by:  Tom Bryan; Linda Cracknell; Andrew McCallum.   ISBN 0 9520145 3 X


2008: Play: Can You Hear Me?: I Confess Monologues. 

Edited by Maggie Rose.  Published by Fairplay Press.  ISBN 978-1-906220-23-5 

2006: Poem: School Dance:   Both Sides of Hadrian's Wall anthology: 

Contemporary poetry from south Scotland and north England.  Edited by Robert Leach. Selkirk Lapwing Press ISBN 0 9554056 3 7 /978  0 9554056 3 1


2005: Story: Postcard From New York:  Co winner of one page international story competition.  Fish 2005 Competition Anthology. Edited by Clem Cairns. Fish Publishing. ISBN 0-9542586-30 


2005: Series of Poems on the theme 'Gala Water.':  Tweed Rivers Anthology. 

Edited By Ken Cockburn and James Carter. Platform projects/Luath Press ISBN 1-905222-25-4.  In collaboration with  artist Rob Hain.  


2003: Story.  The Boy:  Word Jig: New Fiction From Scotland. 

Edited by Marie Carter. Hanging Loose Press, New York. ISBN 1-931236-25-9   


2002:  Poem.  Steinwaybest: Football Haiku. 

Edited by Alec Finlay. Pocketbooks.  ISBN 0 7486 6309 6  :


2000: Poem.  A Day Out at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art: Edinburgh: an intimate city. 

 Edited by Bashabi Fraser and Elaine Greig. Edinburgh City Council.  ISBN 0 905072 93 6 Poem   

2000:  Novel extract.   No More Heroes:  Alpha to Omega Competition.

 Edited by Wendy Robertson. 




2009:  Play:    Sins of the Father:   A winner of the Rowan Tree Playwriting Competition.

2005:  Story: Postcard from New York:  Joint winner Fish One Page Story Prize. 


To read:

2002Story:  Harry's story:     3rd prize Writers Bureau.  

1999: Story:  Let Me Tell You:    3rd prize Writers Forum competition. 


1996: Poem:  Van Gogh:  Winner Poetry Update competition. 



Stories/poems published or to be published ( 1993 - 2017) in the following publications.


Rebel inc; Northwords; Markings; Flytrap; Poetry Scotland; Poetry Update; Cutting Teeth; Eildon Tree; Iota; Tears in the Fence; Front and Centre; Lateral Moves; Fire;  The New Writer. Poetry Monthly; Northwords Now; Scheherazade; CoffeeHouse Poetry; Haiku Scotland;; The Write Side Up; Aesthetica; Envoi; Southlight; Poetrygeek; Under The Radar; Acumen



2014: Story.  Soulmates:  Eildon Leaves CD.  Scottish Borders Council. ISBN 8-80992-13292-3 


2005:  Play.  Can You Hear Me?:      I Confess DVD.   Filmed performance of play.