About the Scottish Book Trust Awards

The Scottish Book Trust Awards, in association with Browns Books for Students, are awarded annually to one author or illustrator and one learning professional who have had an inspiring impact on young readers in Scotland.

Nominations will open for the 2020 awards in the new school year. 

If you have any questions about the Scottish Book Trust Awards, please email prizes@scottishbooktrust.com or phone the Scottish Book Trust office (0131 524 0160) and ask for a member of the Schools team.

The Scottish Book Trust Awards 2018

On 31 May 2017 at a reception at The National Library of Scotland, we announced our inaugural winners:

  • The winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award was Vivian Frenchover 270 titles for children – including the picture book Oliver's Vegetables and The Tiara Club series, which has sold more than three million copies internationally. 
  • The winner of the Learning Professional Award was Eileen Littlewood, who transformed the school library during her time at Forthview Primary School. 

Our judging panel also highly commended the following individuals for the Learning Professional Award:

  • Shelagh Toonan, the librarian at Elgin Academy, and has worked tirelessly and innovatively to develop an inclusive reading culture at the school.
  • Claire Dancerthe Curriculum Leader of Support for Learning at Wester Hailes Education Centre, and has dedicated herself to making reading accessible for everyone.