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 for 21 years. Help us write the next chapter.

About us 21 Anniversary

Offering the best start with Bookbug for 0–5s

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

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Inspiring children and teens to become lifelong readers and writers

Find out how we support educational professionals through training, resources and funded author visits.

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Nurturing Scotland’s writing talent

We help professional and emerging writers find their voice with bursaries, mentoring and professional development.

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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