Visitor attractions such as museums, galleries and heritage sites across Scotland can start to re-open to visitors from today, Wednesday 15 July. As part of Phase 3 of the routemap out of lockdown, cinemas, monuments and libraries can also now begin to re-open. As venues start to welcome guests, theyRead More →

Schools will return full-time in August if Scotland continues to make progress on suppressing coronavirus (COVID-19), Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today (23 June). The moves comes after significant progress was made in reducing incidence rates of the virus, putting Scotland on a more positive trajectory than previously expected.Read More →

Detailed arrangements are being put in place by the City of Edinburgh Council to ensure the safest return possible for pupils and staff when schools reopen in August. Following the announcement by the Scottish Government last month, all pupils will return on Wednesday 11 August, a week earlier than programmed.Read More →

Schools and nurseries are expected to close to pupils from the end of this week, the First Minister has announced. The Scottish Government is working closely with local authorities to mitigate the impact on three groups as a priority: Vulnerable pupils and those receiving free school meals Pupils undertaking courseworkRead More →

Pensioners at a West Lothian housing development have been putting their skills to good use – by knitting hats for premature babies! A group of ladies at Bield’s Dean Court development in Bo’ness have teamed up to knit over 50 hats this year for babies born prematurely at Forth ValleyRead More →

Every pupil currently in Primary 1 to 3 in Scotland will receive amazing books as part of the annual Book Week Scotland celebrations. Now in its eighth year, Book Week is run by Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing. Primary 1 pupils from SimpsonRead More →

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has today revealed ‘dreich’ as the winner of their iconic Scots word vote. The online Dictionary of the Scots Language records usage of dreich from as early as 1420, revealing the word has survived – and indeed thrivesRead More →

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has opened applications for the Bookbug Hero Award and the Learning Professional Award 2020. New for this year, the Bookbug Hero Award will be run in association with Walker Books and will honour someone working with Bookbug whoRead More →