Commenting and Community Standards

We here at Scottish Book Trust welcome debate, discussion and criticism on our website. However, to ensure the site remains a safe, inclusive place for all our readers to engage, we ask that everyone abide by the following community standards.

We realise that some content may provoke dissent and heated discussions, but trolling and personal attacks on and abuse of authors, other users or any individual will not be tolerated. Such comments will be deleted.

Similarly, language that is offensive, threatening, racist, sexist, homophobic, or in any way constitutes hate speech will be removed from the website. Please respect others and their views and consider them before you make your comments.

Please keep your comments relevant to the content of the page. We realise that sometimes conversations can veer off topic, but posts that are clearly in no way related to the content of the page or to the related discussion may be deleted.

Comments directly related to events that have passed or older pages may be removed or closed.

Content that could place us in legal jeopardy, such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings or material in potential breach of copyright will be removed.

Any material that appears to be commercial or in any way spam-like will be removed.

We want everyone to feel comfortable visiting our website and joining in the discussions. If you see anything problematic in our community, please notify us by emailing and noting the page where the incident took place.