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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 2022

Nominations open for annual Bookbug Hero Award

August 2022

Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour Visits Orkney and Shetland

June 2022

George Orwell novel to be published in Scots for first time

First Minister's Reading Challenge winners announced

May 2022

Edinburgh librarian wins Learning Professional Award

Scottish Book Trust reveals 75% of Scots are worried about dementia

All Aboard for Bookbug Week 2022!

Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2022 announced

April 2022

New Debut Lab to support Scottish authors

Scottish Book Trust opens search for real life stories

March 2022

Bookbug Hero praised for a decade of service

Dragon day at Stirling Castle with Cressida Cowell

Community Campfires project to spark new stories

January 2022

Caveman tale captivates children across Scotland

Scottish Book Trust Announces Recipients of New Writers Awards 2022

Rare book sculptures auction to spread joy of reading to all

December 2021

Writers take next step with Ignite Fellowship

November 2021

Book Week Scotland plots reading map

Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills joins gifting at local school

October 2021

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler back major fundraising mission for Scotland

Book Week Scotland birthday bash

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