What is the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour?
The Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour brings authors and illustrators to a library, town hall or school near you.
The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour takes the very best authors directly into schools across Scotland and the UK to inspire a love of reading, writing and illustration. We reach an average of 6,000 children every year in a vast range of different communities, from rural schools with 8 pupils in Mouswald to 400 seat theatres in Glasgow.
The programme has been sponsored by Scottish Friendly since 1998 and has toured (among others): Malorie Blackman, Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson, Melvin Burgess, Steve Cole, Michael Morpurgo, Chris Riddell and Sophie Mackenzie. To find out more about previous tours, please visit our Touring Tales page.
Scottish Friendly Assurance
Scottish Friendly have been sponsoring the tour for 20 years now and they continue to offer support to the touring programme.
Scottish Friendly Assurance is a progressive and modern financial services group, who have been around for over 150 years. It provides investors and families with a wide range of financial products. www.scottishfriendly.co.uk
You can find out more about Scottish Friendly on their website.