Book Week Scotland Virtual Festival

For Book Week Scotland 2017, we're introducing our first ever Virtual Festival! We've got a packed week of exclusive online events you can enjoy and take part in wherever you are!

All videos, aside from Phil Earle's Authors Live event, will be available here on our website, on Book Week Scotland’s Facebook page and on Scottish Book Trust’s YouTube channel. The Authors Live event will be available on our website.

Printable PDF and PNG copies of the Virtual Festival schedule are available for download below.

Make sure you follow our Book Week Scotland Facebook page and @BookWeekScot on Twitter, then delve into this cornucopia of digital goodies: 


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27 Nov

Vote for Your Favourite Song Based on a Book or a Poem

Let your voice be heard! Choose your favourite from our shortlist of 40. The top 10 will be announced later in the week.

Crime Writers Cluedo

Bestselling crime writers Val McDermid, Stuart MacBride and Doug Johnstone discuss their work while pitting their knowledge of the criminal mind against each other.

old cluedo box

Tweet us What You're Reading

Tweet us a picture of the book you are reading for #BookWeekScot

28 Nov

Last Chance to Vote!

The Book Week Scotland 2017 song inspired by a book vote closes at 5 pm!

Watch Phil Earle on BBC Authors Live

Tune in at 11am to learn more about Phil's hilarious Storey Street books and get some great tips for writing your own stories!

Book Week Scotland Poetry Slam

Hop onto Facebook at 19:30 to watch poets Jenny Lindsay, Harry Giles, Andrew Blair and Katie Ailes perform original work in our live stream. Hosted by comedian Sian Bevan and programmed by Edinburgh City of Literature.

Live Twitter Q&A with @NicolaSturgeon

The First Minister talks about her love of reading and answers audience questions. If there's something you'd like to ask, tweet it to @BookWeekScot ahead of this event tagged #FMBookChat.

29 Nov

Book Lists

Need some reading inspiration? We'll have new lists for all ages going up throughout the week!

Make a Literary-Inspired Meal

Edinburgh Food Studio's Ben Reade creates a mouth-watering three-course meal inspired by Scottish literature.

chef with jekyll and hyde book

Tell Us What You're Up To!

Remember to tweet us pictures and updates to #BookWeekScot throughout the week

30 Nov

Vote Results Announced

Our top 10 will be announced on The Janice Forsyth Show between 14:00 and 16:00.

Literary characters

Did your favourite song make the top 10?

If you miss the announcement on the Janice Forsyth Show, fear not! You can catch up on Facebook and on our website.

Send Us Pictures of Your Reading Lunch

Are you enjoying a delicious meal of food and stories? Send along your updates--we'd love to hear about it!

1 Dec


Unboxing Game

Test your wits as you try to guess the title of the book from a pictoral clue


Can three top vloggers guess which books the clues in our mystery boxes point to? Tune in to find out!

Missed any of our videos?

You can catch up on Facebook or YouTube anytime!

2 Dec

Download Nourish

Download Nourish our free e-book, filled with stories from celebrities and people across Scotland.

nourish cover

Bernard MacLaverty

Explore storytelling with the Booker Prize-shortlisted author during our live stream from Glasgow's Kelvin Hall. 

Tweet us your #BookWeekScotShelfie

And win some excellent prizes!