Video Podcasts

Book Week Scotland Video

Brianne Moore

Whether you were there in person or just wish you had been, here's your chance to relive or catch up on some of the best parts of Book Week Scotland 2012. Discover some beautiful sculptures, join the Reading Hour and a Gaelic Bookbug session and learn more about what the week and its events were all about.

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Paul Lyalls performing his poetry

Authors Live: Poetry Slam

Geraldine Jack

Authors Live has put a new spin on the traditional notion of poetry, with three of Britain’s best-loved poets; Paul Lyalls, Elspeth Murray and Dizraeli waging verbal battle against each other in front of a live online audience. But that is not all, as we have superstar of the spoken word Lemn Sissay reading two poems and he has also been compering the slam. Expect lively debate, quick wits, lots of laughs and above all, expect the unexpected!

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Tony DiTerlizzi interview

Chris Leslie

Writer Tony DiTerlizzi, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Search for WondLa, describes the things that influenced him to write, and discusses his work with the Starlight Storytellers charity. 

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Still from Scottish Book Trust intro video

What We Do

Paul Gallagher


Animation by Boxdog Inc. Music by Sam Gallagher.

Welcome to Scottish Book Trust!

We are Scotland’s leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing. We work with writers, children, teachers, librarians and readers from all backgrounds to spread a love of books and reading.

Our website is organised into five main sections:

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