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Recipients of 2014 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships Announced

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that its four Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships , based in France and intended to offer writers time away from their usual environment in order to develop their work, have been awarded to a debut novelist, a children’s playwright and two poets. The...

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National Children’s Literacy Programme is ‘Building Families’

The twins are now more affectionate to other members of the family. Lorna said that “they know how to do a proper cuddle now” and they tell their parents and brother that they love them. – Extract from case study of The Smiths , who took part in the Bookbug for the Home programme. Scotland’s...

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Scottish Book Trust Announces 2014/15 Bookbug Pack Books

Scottish Book Trust is pleased to announce that the books chosen for the 2014/15 Bookbug packs, to be distributed free to every baby, toddler and 3 year old in Scotland between April 2014 and April 2015, are as follows: Baby Pack Peekaboo Park by Emily Bolam Macmillan (Campbell Books) Little Book...

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Author Jess Richards Awarded Ardtornish Retreat 2014

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that its 2014 Ardtornish Retreat , which aims to support writing of literary excellence, has been awarded to acclaimed Scottish author Jess Richards. The Ardtornish Retreat, a partnership between Scottish Book Trust and The Ardtornish Estate and...

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Pupils to be shown the John Muir Way to a Greener Future

All S1-S3 Pupils in Scotland to Receive Free Graphic Novel about John Muir A graphic novel based upon the life of pioneering conservationist John Muir was launched by Scottish Book Trust today, with free copies going to every secondary school in Scotland, for use by S1, S2 and S3 pupils. Muir, a...

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The Search is on for Scotland’s Home Truths

Scottish Book Trust has launched an exciting new writing project to encourage people across Scotland to write about what home means to them, with a selection of submissions to be published in a book that will be distributed across the country during Book Week Scotland 2014. Scotland’s Stories of...

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Best Scottish Children's Books of 2013 Revealed as Winners of Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2013 Announced

Record numbers of children cast votes Eclectic winners: from a mess-loving monster to an accidental time traveller and an epic love story set in the afterlife. Chae Strathie, Janis Mackay and Claire McFall have been named as the winners of the 2013 SCOTTISH CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS , Scotland’s...

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New Graphic Novel “Skint!” to Help More Young People Build Money Skills

A free graphic novel to help young people develop good money skills and prevent them from sinking into debt, is launched today in England by Scottish Book Trust and Standard Life Charitable Trust . Skint! is a thought-provoking graphic novel that harnesses the power of stories based on real life...

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New Writers Awards 2014 Announced

Scottish Book Trust Unveils Recipients of New Writers Awards 2014 A pioneering web developer, a former top advertising executive, two self-published writers and a singer-songwriter who has supported Runrig, King Creosote and Newton Faulkner are among the 11 recipients of this year’s Scottish Book...

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Book Week Scotland Literary Quiz Reaches 1 Million Users

A literary quiz created to promote Book Week Scotland 2013 has officially gone viral, with over 1.15 million people using it in the space of just two weeks. The Facebook app, created at a cost of just £650, takes the form of a quiz which enables the user to find out which fictional character they...

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