About Treasures

Treasures is a free book for all of Scotland to share, celebrating the nation’s most loved possessions.

Available from bookshops and libraries across the nation, Treasures collects together stories and poems from the Scottish public with pieces from some of Scotland’s best-loved personalities.

The book is the culmination of a nationwide writing project, where members of the public were asked to submit their memories of their most treasured items online. You can read over three hundred stories submitted to the project.

Over 150,000 copies of Treasures were given out to the public during Book Week Scotland 2013 through

  • libraries
  • independent bookshops
  • Waterstones branches
  • Visit Scotland Tourist Information Centres
  • CalMac Ferries
  • and many more


Treasures Tutors' Notes

We have produced a set of Treasures teaching notes for tutors who work with adult learners, available for free download here

Accessible versions

Treasures is available as a free E-book for Kindle, iPad, desktop and other e-readers. Find out more and download the E-book here.

Treasures is available as a free Audio Book, produced by RNIB Scotland. To download the complete audio book, consisting of 56 seperate .mp3 files, click on the link below. Please note this is a large file and may take a few minutes to download depending on your connection speed.