About The Scottish Book Trust Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Scottish Book Trust Learning Professional Award have now closed!

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.

We can't wait to announce our winners in March 2018. If you nominated a learning professional, we will get in touch with you shortly to let you know if they have been shortlisted. 

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 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