Book Week Scotland Partners

Book Week Scotland 2016 would not be possible without all of our partners – the organisations and groups who get as excited about reading and books as we do. Between them they have planned a fantastic range of events for you to enjoy in all corners of the country.
 
Edinburgh Museums & Galleries - City of Edinburgh Council
Edinburgh Museums and Galleries (EMG) enables people to connect with the city, its many histories and its role in presenting art from around the world.
 
Dundee Contemporary Arts is a world-class centre for the development and exhibition of contemporary art and culture.
 
Skye Reading Room
Community group in Skye, Raasay and near mainland enjoying all matters of a writerly nature.

Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen
The Special Collections Centre is home to the University of Aberdeen’s historic collections of books, manuscripts, archives and photographs, with material dating as far back as the 3rd century BC.
 
Nil By Mouth
Nil by Mouth is Scotland’s oldest anti-sectarianism organisation and was set up by Glasgow teenager Cara Henderson in response to the brutal sectarian murder of her friend Mark Scott in 1995.
 
LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.
 
Taigh Chearsabhagh
Taigh Chearsabhagh is an award winning Arts Centre and Museum on the island of North Uist.

The Bakehouse
The Bakehouse is a performance space dedicated to poetry and the spoken word, aiming to promote interest and skills related to writing in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Fruitmarket Gallery
The Gallery is a not-for-profit contemporary art gallery, open and friendly, located right in the heart of Edinburgh that brings some of the best contemporary art in the world to Scotland. 

The Glad Cafe
The Glad Cafe is a cafe/music venue/creative hub, serving delicious food and a delectable programme of gigs and events.

The Moffat Bookshop
Small independent bookshop selling mostly pre-owned books with a focus on Scottish authors and authors "local" to Dumfries and Galloway.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum
In a spectacular location opposite the harbour in the fishing village of Anstruther, in the East Neuk of Fife, this National Museum, tells the story of the Scottish fishing industry, its boats, harbours and communities.    
 
The National Mining Museum Scotland was created in 1984, to preserve the physical surface remains of Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland.
 
Isle of Luing Community Trust & Isle of Luing Trading Company
The Isle of Luing Community Trust is a community lead organisation with around 60 members, which has recently opened (May 2015) a new visitor & community centre – the Atlantic Islands Centre.
 
Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival
A community owned and run venue which runs a number of arts events and festivals over the year.
 
RNIB Scotland raise awareness of sight problems, and how to prevent sight loss, and campaign for better services and a more inclusive society.
 
Wigtown Festival Company
Wigtown Festival Company's flagship event, Wigtown Book Festival, is a 10-day literary festival that takes place every autumn in Scotland's National Book Town in Dumfries & Galloway. It is also developing and expanding its activities throughout the year and throughout the region.
 
As well as the internationally significant Royal Research Ship Discovery, Dundee Heritage Trust has responsibility for Discovery Point Antarctic Museum plus Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works, one of the nation’s most important textile museums.
 
Amnesty International work to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Discover a wide range of books in their Edinburgh bookshop.
 
LGBT Health and Wellbeing
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is a unique Healthy Living Centre initiative. Its purpose is to address the health inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
 
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) was founded in the 17th century as a physic garden. Now it extends over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education.
 
Highland Literary Salon
The Highland Literary Salon was founded by a group of Highland writers in October 2009 and organises a range of events, workshops and retreats.
 
StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival
StAnza was established to organise and run an annual poetry festival and related events to celebrate and promote enjoyment of poetry, to initiate events and to enable encounters with poetry in collaboration with other art forms.
 
Suit and Pace is a Fife-based community theatre company, specialising in comedy. We aim to educate, entertain and engage audiences through tackling serious issues with humour.
 
This community garden has been developed over the last 2 years on a formerly neglected piece of Common Good Ground near the 12th century Greyfriars Friary in the centre of Inverkeithing, Fife.
 
Gutter Magazine
Gutter is Scotland's leading magazine of new writing. They publish short fiction, novel extracts, poetry and reviews.
 
Founded in 1970, the Association for Scottish Literary Studies is an educational charity that aims to promote the study, teaching and writing of Scottish literature, and to further the study of the languages of Scotland.
 
Sonnet Youth is a spoken word houseparty, a literary rave where anything goes. Bringing together poets, authors, rappers, comedians and musicians for a night of no holds barred performances.
 
My Bookcase
My Bookcase is a social enterprise based in Glasgow dedicated to exploring the book as a physical object of cultural, social and historical significance. The organisation’s main aim is to reinvent the concept of the library in the form of an online platform.
 
Set in an old Victorian railway station in Strathpeffer, the Highland Museum of Childhood has a unique and fascinating collection of artefacts relating to growing up in Highland Scotland.
 
At the Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh, young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane.
 
In 1876 the baths was primarily a swimming and recreational club, mainly, but not exclusively, for gentlemen. Today it is the complete sports and health club – for ladies, gentlemen and children.
 
The Scottish branch of PEN International, a not-for-profit organisation that champions freedom of speech and literature across borders.
 
A lively local festival packed with events run by the community council of Colinton, Currie and Juniper Green. Organised in conjunction with Currie and Colinton libraries.
 
Men With Coconuts are an award-winning improvisational comedy troupe based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
MANY Studios is a creative organisation founded in 2010 as a not-for-profit business focused on providing affordable work space to recent graduates and some of the city’s most talented start up creative businesses.
 
Cameo Cinema
Originally opened as the King's Cinema, 1914. Reborn as the Cameo in 1949. Showing indie, cult, foreign language and good mainstream. 
 
Glasgow Women 's Library
Glasgow Women’s Library is a vibrant information hub housing a lending library, archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives, histories and achievements.
 
Literary Dundee
Literary Dundee is a University of Dundee-led initiative which celebrates books, reading and writing through exciting projects connecting the University with the city and vice versa, through the power of books and reading.
 
Shore Poets
Shore Poets is Scotland's longest-running live literature night. A monthly celebration of poetry, spoken word and music, it brings together brand new poets who live and work in Scotland to read alongside established names.
 
Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre in the heart of Peebles in the Scottish Borders is a vibrant, busy, well-loved hub for live performances, films, participation and exhibitions.
 
We've also been working with some excellent Targeted Community Partners, including:

Highlife Highland Adult Learning
Learning for Life gives you the chance to continue or come back to learning. It could be for a qualification, to help your children with homework, to learn for work or just for fun. They provide free, flexible support for adults who want to improve their skills.

Prince's Trust    
The Prince's Trust supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.

Fife College    
Whether you’re just leaving school, returning back into education or seeking professional qualifications or training, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Fife College.

City of Glasgow College    
One of Scotland’s largest colleges, home to almost 30,000 students from 135 different countries. Supported by great facilities, they offer a wide choice of vocational and leisure courses.

Argyll and Bute CLD    
Community-based Adult Learning is an informal and friendly way of learning within your own community.

Sunny Govan Community Radio  
Proud to be a small, accessible social and cultural tool to be used by local people for personal and communal empowerment, Sunny Govan Community Radio is based right where it should be, in the community, to work effectively with those people.

Makers Bistro and Gallery 
The Makers Gallery & Bistro is a not for profit social enterprise providing employability training and personal development opportunities for unemployed people experiencing barriers to employment.
 
Connect 2 Coach
Connect 2 Coach is geared towards people who are looking for real and profound change their professional and personal lives.

Adult Basic Education, South Bridge Street, Bathgate
ABE's aim is to work with anyone over the age of 16 who can set learning goals to improve literacy and numeracy skills, who is experiencing hearing loss and wishes to learn lip-reading skills or whose first language isn't English and wants to improve language skills.

CLD Dunbarton
Working in partnership, Community Learning & Development will put learning at the heart of communities, deliver better services and continue to improve the quality of life for people living in West Dunbartonshire
 
Craigmillar Literacy Trust    
Craigmillar Literacy Trust aims to inspire everyone in Craigmillar to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading, writing and other literacy activities. It fosters and supports a lifelong love of reading, writing and sharing stories and works to help establish and strengthen this essential life skill.

Scottish Union Learning
Scottish Union Learning supports trade unions in accessing skills and lifelong learning opportunities for their members that contribute to collective prosperity, fairness and equality, for workers across Scotland.

Fife College - Prison Learning Centres    
Fife College Prison Learning Centres deliver a creative and innovative programme of basic and essential core skills.  This includes effective delivery of adult literacies, life skills and basic arts and crafts, discrete or contextualised for prison learning environments.

Dyslexia Scotland Centres in West Lothian and the North East    
Dyslexia Scotland, empowering people with dyslexia to reach their full potential.
 
Prison Learning, National
Aiming to bring together diverse non-statutory stakeholders with senior cross-departmental officials, to provide expertise and strategic vision to inform future priorities, policies and practices relating to prison education, learning and skills.
 
Multi-cultural Family Base
MCFB work across the City of Edinburgh with Black and Minority families and in the Leith area with families from all communities.
 
Falkirk Community Learning and Development    
The purpose of Community Learning and Development (CLD) is to support people to empower themselves, individually and collectively, to make positive changes in their lives and in their communities, through learning.
 
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland
The ALLIANCE is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations.
 
Open Book
Open Book organise and run weekly shared reading sessions for adults in the community, young adults in community programmes and the elderly in Scotland.
 
Aims Advocacy
Aims Advocacy helps people speak up about what is important to them in all aspects of their life.

 

Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh Council
Flourish 9
Gaelic Books Council
Historic Scotland
Hush Hour
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh
Jenny Brown Associates
The Open University in Scotland
High Life Highland
Open Book
St Columba's Hospice Bookshop
Forth Valley College
DAFT Writers Group
Museums and Galleries Scotland
National Library of Scotland
National Trust for Scotland
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Scottish Centre for the Book, Edinburgh Napier University
Visit Scotland
Waterstones
St Giles' Cathedral
Aye Write!
ANGUSalive
Publishing Scotland
Neu! Reekie!
Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust
The RSE