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Scottish Friendly in the community

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

The Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour


2018 marked 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 imaginations through igniting a passion for reading, writing and illustration. Since its launch in 1998, the tour has reached 100,000 children across 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.

STV Children's Appeal


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. We have helped raise money for this charity by participating in the 10k Great Scottish Run, Pedal for Scotland, which is a 45 mile cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh, and the famous Kiltwalk, walking 26 miles in a kilt from Glasgow to Balloch.

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New school term: donations & helpful tips for parents


The summer holidays are supposed to be for fun, sun and quality time with the family. However for many parents and families around the country the summer holidays bring a lot of stress and worry as they try to get their children prepped for the new school term. Organising their backpacks with all their supplies and making sure they have the appropriate uniforms is expensive. This summer we've tried to do our bit by donating to local School Clothing Banks to help families who are going through financial hardship, and creating a few cheat sheets to help make life a little easier for parents who are getting set for the 2019/20 school term.

News and press

Read our latest news and press release or contact our PR team.

Careers at Scottish Friendly

If you’re thinking about taking the next step in your career, then Scottish Friendly could be the place for you.

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