From the tip of Shetland to the depths of the Borders, we have been scouring Scotland for your favourite places and now we are bringing this special collection to you.
From inspiring stories and poems by members of the public, to pieces from well-loved writers including Michael Palin, Alexander McCall Smith and Scotland’s makar Liz Lochhead, My Favourite Place is a snapshot of Scotland’s favourite places.
The book contains over thirty stories, collecting places from all over Scotland and includes a series of illustrations from leading Scottish artists including Alasdair Gray, Louise Hopkins and Kate Davis.
The contents of this book were collected as part of the My Favourite Place project run by Scottish Book Trust and BBC Radio Scotland in 2012. To find out more about the project and read the submissions from the public, please visit www.scottishbook.trust.com/myfavouriteplace.
My Favourite Place is also available to download in e-book and audio book formats from the links at the bottom of the page.
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Where to pick up your free copy
|Most local libraries|
|All Scottish Specsavers shops|
|All Scottish Waterstones shops and some independent bookshops|
|Selected National Trust and Historic Scotland properties|
|VisitScotland Information Centres (open all year sites)|
|Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)|
|Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (CCA)|
|National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh|
|National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh|
|Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh|
|Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh|
|And many other venues throughout the country|
Audio book information
The audio versions of stories have been made with the generous assistance of the RNIB and their volunteers. The pieces were read by volunteers at their transcription centre in Glasgow. To find out more about RNIB's Talking Books service you can visit their accessible website.
This e-book is available in both Kindle and epub files. If you use a Kindle, please down the file labelled ‘My Favourite Place for Kindle’.
If you use an e-reader or would like to view My Favourite Place on your mobile device or smart phone (this includes iBooks), please download the file labelled ‘My Favourite Place for E-reader’.