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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

July 2020

Ignite Fellowship opens for applications

June 2020

Schools across Scotland recognised in First Minister's Reading Challenge

Scottish Book Trust announces StoryCon programme

Submissions open for 2021 New Writers Awards

May 2020

Scottish Book Trust launch online celebrations for Bookbug Week

2020 Scottish Book Trust Awards announced

April 2020

The future is digital: Free online workshops

March 2020

Tanya Landman wins Scottish Teenage Book Prize

February 2020

Michael Rosen returns for Authors Live 10 year anniversary

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