Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour with Andy Stanton

In September, the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour will bring award-winning children's author and funny man Andy Stanton to meet pupils in Highlands, Orkney and Shetland for an energetic and inspirational week of school events! 

Andy has been a film script reader, a cartoonist, an NHS lackey and lots of other things. He has many interests, but best of all he likes cartoons, books and music (even jazz). His favourite expression is ‘good evening’ and his favourite word is ‘captain’. You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! was his first book and is the first in the nine-part Mr Gum series. It has won two Blue Peter Book Awards and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our touring programme, we are revisiting some of the most impactful tours from over the years. We took Andy to Fife and Midlothian, where he had over 1000 pupils inspired and in stitches in equal measure with his mad mash-up of reading, singing, drawing, fun and daftness.Mr Gum

In this interactive session, Andy will inspire pupils by talking about his own journey to becoming an author, including hilarious examples of what he wrote when he was at school. He will also give pupils practical tips on using just one idea to start a story and what to do when you get stuck writing a story.

This is a fantastic opportunity for your pupils to meet one of the UK’s most exciting children's authors and learn how to use their creative minds to come up with stories.

These events are FULLY FUNDED and all primary schools in Highlands, Orkney and Shetland are invited to apply.


             Event Details        
Date                        24 - 28 September                            
Age Group P3 - 7
Audience Size 150+ (smaller number will be considered!)
Venue  Your school or school nearby
Cost Fully-Funded!
Application Deadline 5pm Friday 22 June
How To Apply

Apply Here!


If you have any questions about applying or what is involved, please email Thomas Jefferson: