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Inclusive Stories Festival

Events designed for children with additional support needs

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Our Inclusive Stories Festival is taking place in person from Friday 15 July to Thursday 21 July 2022. The festival will feature a series of fully funded events with a range of authors, illustrators and storytellers to inspire a love of reading and stories for all.

The festival is open to special schools and settings which support children with additional support needs over the summer, including holiday clubs, residential units, special schools, community groups and other groups.

Our Scottish Book Trust team are also on-hand to support with the events and are happy to provide advice, guidance, or discuss any requirements in advance of the event, to ensure your children and young people get the most out of the experience.

Festival schedule

We are delighted to announce the following in-person events:

Registration for the above events has now closed. If you are interested in being involved in our inclusive stories festival in future, get in touch at schools@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).

Sensory Storytelling

The Inclusive Stories Festival is part of Sensory Storytelling, our three-year programme which brings the magic of author visits and the many benefits of books and sensory storytelling to pupils in Scotland's special schools.

Sensory Storytelling is generously supported by the Mohn Westlake Foundation.