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Scottish Friendly in the community

As a financial services organisation with its roots founded on helping people in communities to support themselves, Scottish Friendly is proud to continue our tradition of community involvement.

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. Working in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust, the tour seeks to inspire children’s imagination through igniting a passion for reading, writing and illustration. Since its launch in 1998, the tour has reached 100,000 children across over 1081 schools. In recent years we have extended the reach of the programme south of the border and it also made its way across to Northern Ireland for the first time in 2017. And now, building upon the footsteps of previous years, our 20th anniversary programme is set to be bigger and better than ever

Scottish Friendly is also a supporter of STV’s Children’s Appeal which helps make a difference to children and young people living in poverty in Scotland.

Further information

Each year, hundreds of children have enjoyed taking part in the interactive literacy sessions led by touring authors, illustrators and poets.

Find out more information including upcoming tour dates and details of other Scottish Friendly Children’s book tours on the Scottish Book Trust website.

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