Sheila Templeton wrote in both Scots and English. She was nominated as Scots Writer of the Year in the Scots Language Awards 2020, and won a number of prizes including the Neil Gunn Adult Poetry Competition 2019. She won the James McCash Scots Language Poetry Competition no fewer than four times. She was the Makar of the Federation of Writers Scotland from 2009 to 2010. Her most recent poetry collection was Clyack (Red Squirrel Press, 2021). She died in November 2023.