Scottish Book Trust news



Scottish Book Trust’s 2009-10 programme is quickly taking shape and they have information about FREE events for pupils. Upcoming events include authors Darren Shan (pictured), Betty Birney, the return of the brilliant Oisin McGann and of course, The Royal Mail Awards Ceremony in November.
Online Teachers in Residence Programme Scottish Book Trust is launching a unique professional development opportunity for a primary and a secondary school teacher offering them the chance to develop their classroom practice around creative approaches to literature and language in the classroom.


Working in partnership with Glow, they want to harness the experiences and knowledge of the Online Teachers in Residence to initiate and develop collaborative discussion with a wide network of teachers across Scotland. They are also working with the General Teaching Council of Scotland to ensure that participation in the programme will support a teacher’s application for Professional Recognition.glow


The Big Issue Goes to School For the past year the Scottish Book Trust has been working in partnership with the Big Issue Scotland on a campaign called The Big Issue Goes To School. They have taken high profile authors like Julia Donaldson, Patrick Ness (pictured), Vivian French and Keith Gray to upper primary and secondary schools in East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Dumfries & Galloway and Aberdeenshire.
If you are interested in hosting a Big Issue Goes To School event, please drop an email with the name of your school and the year group to
Doors Open Day – Saturday 26 September, 10 am – 3pm Scottish Book Trust is opening its doors on Saturday 26 September. You can visit the old Sandeman House building and award-winning garden just off the High Street, find out about all our projects, browse through the library, swap a book at the Book-Swap stand, or just grab a cup of coffee. There will also be a chance to tell us about The Book That Changed Your Life – we will be interviewing anyone willing to share with us the book that matters most to them….