Press Releases and Contact Information

The writing is on the wall - Book Week Scotland public art installation revealed in Castlemilk, Glasgow

Today (Monday 25 November) as part of Book Week Scotland 2013 , a permanent art installation was revealed at Castlemilk Library in Glasgow. Created by artist David Galletly the art mural forest of colourful talking trees whisper the inspiring statement “ Reading is liberation, language is power...

Continue reading

Katie Morag and the Live Internet Broadcast

Mairi Hedderwick Event a Highlight of Book Week Scotland Popular Scottish author and illustrator Mairi Hedderwick is set to be the star of a fantastic free event on Thursday 28 November, which will be broadcast live over the internet to tens of thousands of pupils across the world as part of Book...

Continue reading

Every P1 child to get three free books during Book Week Scotland

As part of Book Week Scotland 2013, the week-long celebration of reading taking place between 25 November and 1 December, Scottish Book Trust will gift three free picture books to every primary 1 child in Scotland. The books, all by Scottish authors and illustrators, will be gifted in the Bookbug...

Continue reading

The Search is on for the Favourite Scottish Book

As part of Book Week Scotland 2013 (25 Nov to 1 Dec), Scottish Book Trust is launching a search for the favourite Scottish Book of the last 50 years . Members of the public can visit to choose from a shortlist of 50 titles compiled by author and literary critic Stuart Kelly...

Continue reading

Scottish Book Trust Nurtures Young Writing Talent: Young Writers Awards 2014

Zara Munro (15) from Dalbeattie, Jamie Rodney (16) from Glasgow and Varshini Vijayakumar (17) from Edinburgh have been named as the recipients of Scottish Book Trust’s Young Writers Awards 2014. Over 100 young people aged between 14 and 17 applied for the awards, with the recipients receiving a...

Continue reading

Book your Place at Scotland’s Reading Celebration

Book Week Scotland 2013 Programme Announced The full programme for Scotland’s second national celebration of books and reading was announced today, Thursday 3 October. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust will deliver a week-long nationwide focus...

Continue reading

Jenni Fagan

Jenni Fagan Announced as Scottish Book Trust’s 2013 Ardtornish Retreat Recipient

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that its 2013 Ardtornish Writers Retreat has been awarded to acclaimed Scottish debut author and poet Jenni Fagan. The Ardtornish Retreat comprises a month-long stay at the inspirational Ardtornish Estate on the west coast of Scotland, and will take...

Continue reading

Scottish Book Trust Searches for New Writing Talent

Scottish Book Trust has announced that applications for the New Writers Awards 2014 are now open, providing a unique opportunity for unpublished writers who live in Scotland to pursue their dreams of becoming published authors. The New Writers Awards are managed by Scottish Book Trust in...

Continue reading

2013 Scottish Children's Book Awards - Shortlist Announced

Eclectic shortlist announced: from a mess-loving monster to an accidental time traveller and an angel with a terrible sense of direction. All P1 children to receive a free copy of each of the shortlisted books in the Bookbug category during Book Week Scotland. The Scottish Children’s Book Awards...

Continue reading

Treasures launch photo by Rob McDougall

Book Week Scotland – the sequel

Scotland will host a second national celebration of reading in 2013, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced today

Continue reading