Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour

The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour brings authors, illustrators and a variety of other creative practitioners to schools, libraries and public venues.

A Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour event

The tour hosts fully-funded events with authors, illustrators, poets, storytellers and other creative practitioners in every local authority in Scotland. The tour also visits schools in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Previous tours included Julia Donaldson, Chris Riddell, Joseph Coelho, Pamela Butchart and David Almond.

Giving pupils the opportunity to meet these fabulous authors helps to inspire a love of reading, writing and illustration in schools.

Upcoming tours

Alan Windram - Northumberland(this will open in a new window)

Tanya Roberts - Northern Ireland

Video Celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Children's Book Tour

Scottish Friendly Assurance

Scottish Friendly have been sponsoring the tour for over 20 years(this will open in a new window) and they continue to offer support to the touring programme. We reach an average of 6,000 children every year in a vast range of different communities, from rural schools with 8 pupils in Mouswald to a 2000 seat theatre.

Scottish Friendly Assurance is a progressive and modern financial services group, who have been around for over 150 years. It provides investors and families with a wide range of financial products. You can find out more about Scottish Friendly on their website(this will open in a new window).