Colin Beattie welcomes Book Week Scotland to Midlothian

Sunday November 22nd 2015

Book Week Scotland

MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh Colin Beattie welcomed the beginning of Book Week Scotland, sponsored by the Scottish Book Trust, this Monday.

Book Week Scotland, which runs from Monday, the 23rd of November until Sunday the 29th, sees hundreds of events taking place all across the country, with events perfect for all age groups.

Midlothian itself will host a number of free events for children, families and adults this week including the Bookbug events in Roslin, Bonnyrigg, Penicuik, Gorebridge and Dalkeith on Thursday. The Midlothian Authors’ Night on Wednesday features local authors Rebecca McKinney and Catherine Simpson in Penicuik and a talk from crime writers Neil Broadfoot and Douglas Skelton in Dalkieth.

For a full list of events in Midlothian click here

The pupils at King’s Park Primary school are this week carrying their books wherever they go because whenever they hear the special Book Week school bell it is time for DEAR – Drop Everything And Read.

Commenting, Colin Beattie said:

“I am delighted to see Book Week Scotland’s packed schedule of events in Midlothian! As an avid reader myself, I wholeheartedly encourage the Scottish Book Trust’s great efforts at getting everyone in the community more involved with reading.

“Book Week Scotland is a great chance to engage whole families in reading. With plenty of events featuring local Scottish authors from every genre, they’re certain to have something for every interest.

“Literacy and education are vital in ensuring that every child has their best start in life, and I’m glad to see such great events being held in Midlothian to get people excited about reading.”

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