Transforming lives through reading and writing

We are a national charity that has been bringing the benefits of reading and writing to everyone in Scotland since 1998.

About us

Offering the best start with Bookbug for 0–5s

Discover the benefits of sharing stories, songs and rhymes with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Explore Bookbug


Inspiring children and teens to become lifelong readers and writers

Support and ideas for teachers and librarians, including reading recommendations, author event broadcasts and curriculum-linked activities

Discover our learning programmes


Supporting Scotland's writers

Tell the next part of your story. Access targeted support, inspirational writing tips, publishing advice and competitions.

Explore our writing programmes


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By supporting our work you are helping children and adults in Scotland unlocking their potential through reading and writing.

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'The children are 'happier, livelier, and more excited about reading' after taking part in the Shared Reading programme.'

Primary One Teacher, Craigroyston Primary School, Edinburgh