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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

September 2021

Environmental focus next up for the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

Search for new Bookbug Hero launches

Scottish Teenage Book Prize shortlist announced

August 2021

Ten schools in Scotland receive free author residency

First Minister’s Reading Challenge opens for registration

2022 Bookbug Picture Book Prize Announced

Classic tales and Chinese poetry to be translated in Scots

July 2021

Ignite Fellowship seeks to elevate writing careers

Scottish Book Trust announced as new charity partner of McCarthy Stone Foundation

June 2021

Children’s Laureate announces winners of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge 2021

May 2021

Renfrew author voted as favourite by teens of Scotland

Star of West Lothian nursery wins Bookbug Hero Award

Dundee double act receives Learning Professional Award

National charity opens for New Writers Awards submissions

April 2021

Booker Prize winner joins call for Scotland’s stories

March 2021

The Scottish Friendly Children's 'Virtual' Book Tour 'unlocks' support for children during lockdown

Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2021 winner revealed for World Book Day

February 2021

34 Scottish schools achieve Reading Schools accreditation(this will open in a new window)

Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipient of Next Chapter Award 2021(this will open in a new window)

January 2021

Scottish Book Trust announces recipients of New Writers Awards 2021

December 2020

Ignite Fellowship 2021 awardees announced

November 2020

Scotland has been reading more during lockdown: Book Week Scotland report reveals

October 2020

See You in Ten Years: Val McDermid joins young people of Scotland for time capsule

Book Week Scotland launches 2020 programme

The Bookbug Picture Prize 2021 shortlist announced