Nominate a Learning Professional

Nominations for the 2018 Scottish Book Trust Learning Professional Award are now open!

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.


Nominate your 2018 Learning Professional Award Winner

We believe that the work being done by teachers and librarians across Scotland to inspire children and young people to read for pleasure is worth celebrating, which is why we created the Learning Professional Award.

Has one of your colleagues inspired children and young people to read for pleasure? Have you been involved in an innovative project which has transformed attitudes to reading in your school? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Nominations are now open and you have until 5pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017 to nominate yourself or a colleague for this award. These nominations will then be considered by our judging panel.

We hope that winning this award will help the winning learning professional to continue to nurture a vibrant reading culture in their organisation. To support this, our winner will receive £500 worth of books for their school or library from Browns Books for Students to help them continue their outstanding work.


Please fill in this quick and easy web form to nominate someone.


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


The Scottish Book Trust Awards 2017

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 Mairi Hedderwick, writer and illustrator of the hugely popular Katie Morag series.
  • The winner of the Learning Professional Award was Susan Morton, school librarian at Inverclyde Academy, who has transformed attitudes to reading amongst pupils at the school.

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

  • Catherine Ann Campbell, School Assistant, Braesclete School, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Kirsten Hume, Principal Teacher of English and Literacy, Kirkcaldy High School, Fife
  • Lindsey Barley, Depute Head Teacher, Musselburgh Burgh Primary School, East Lothian


Catch up on the excitement of the awards ceremony in our exclusive video