Press releases

Find the latest news from Scottish Book Trust here. Press releases are listed by month, with the latest releases at the top of the page.

Young boy sitting at a table and reading books

February 2020

Bookbug goes green

Scottish Book Trust announces recipient of Next Chapter Award 2020

January 2020

Alan Windram to visit North East on Scottish Friendly tour

Scottish Book Trust announces recipients of New Writers Award 2020

Nursery rhyme rap tops the chart after Bookbug app's first year

Bookbug Picture Book Prize winner announced

December 2019

Ignite Fellowship awardees announced

November 2019

Scottish Book Trust celebrates publication of free Blether book

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship open for applications

Almost half a million books gifted for Book Week Scotland

'Dreich' voted most iconic Scots word

The Snowman(this will open in a new window) revealed as Scots' favourite festive read

October 2019

Book Week Scotland launches 2019 programme

September 2019

Search begins for teen writers and illustrators

Free author residencies for ten Scottish schools

Ignite Fellowship to fire up careers of professtional writers

August 2019

Scottish Book Trust announces new Bookbug Hero award

First Minister launches new app for teen readers

Scottish Book Trust launches campaign to fight the effects of poverty

Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2020 shortlist announced

July 2019

Writers aged over 40 invited to apply for national award

Scots language publication grant awards funding for nine new titles

June 2019

First Ministers Reading Challenge celebrates groups across Scotland

May 2019

Free events across Scotland for Bookbug Week 2019

April 2019

2019 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellows announced

March 2019

Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid joins the search for stories

Scottish Book Trust Award 2019 winners revealed