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Vote for favourite song inspired by a book

Book-lovers and music-lovers unite for Book Week Scotland

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Ed Vere, award-winning author and illustrator.

Award-winning author to teach tolerance through picture books

The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is to bring award-winning author and illustrator Ed Vere to schools in East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire.

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North Ayrshire digital project brings community stories to life

The Digital Storytelling project, a six-month pilot programme to improve digital skills by exploring and recording the personal life stories of people in North Ayrshire, has been hailed a resounding success.

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Some familiar characters help launch Book Week Scotland 2017

Programme Launch of Book Week Scotland 2017

Working with a wide range of partners Scottish Book Trust will deliver a huge range of events and activities across the country during Book Week Scotland 2017, which runs from 27 November to 3 December.

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Ailie Finlay

10 Scottish Schools Receive Free Author Residencies

Scottish Book Trust today announced the 10 schools who will receive fully-funded author residencies.

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What’s Your Story? Showcases Scotland’s Young Writers and Illustrators

Scotland’s top teen creatives presented their latest work at a showcase in Edinburgh.

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Susan Morton

Search Opens for Top Learning Professional in Scotland

Schools and libraries across the country are urged to nominate an exceptional colleague who works tirelessly to inspire a love of reading or writing

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Scottish Book Trust Launches Search for Teen Writers & Illustrators

Scottish Book Trust has launched a search for Scottish teens who want to develop their talents in creative writing or illustration and help build the teen literary scene in Scotland

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£20k funding for Scottish Book Trust ‘Shared Reading’ project

£20k funding for Scottish Book Trust ‘Shared Reading’ project

Schools chosen for innovative programme to build pupils’ confidence and reading skills

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James Saville

Scottish Book Trust Appoints Four New Board Members

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. The national charity now has 10 board members overseeing its work transforming lives through reading and writing.

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