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During the last week of March, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning author and Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. This event will be Lauren’s first tour with Scottish Book Trust and will see her visiting schools across the country from Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Glasgow and Falkirk. Competition Time To celebrate Lauren’s tour, we are giving…


The ISA (Individual Savings Account) is 20 years old on the 6th of April. A lot has changed in the last 20 years, we have seen the invention of smartphones, smart cars, smart washing machines and smart… just about everything else. These new inventions have completely transformed how we live our daily lives but through all this change the ISA has remained strong and is…


This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceForBetter. On March 8th, and throughout 2019, people and organisations across the globe are celebrating and aiming for gender equality in our working lives. It would be ignorant to not acknowledge that we have seen the gender gap improve over recent years. Loads of companies, individuals and initiatives have worked hard to address this and we’ve certainly…


We’re celebrating women’s achievements in all their forms – from inspirational women at the pinnacle of their careers, to women that are a part of our daily lives. Our mums, our friends, our partners, our colleagues and bosses. When it comes to International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March, it’s a little bit more than the simple celebration of women. This may be a day…


Whether it’s travelling to the far-flung corners of the globe, or exploring a little closer to home, a holiday is the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and see things from a different perspective. This is particularly important when you have kids – be it making special memories together as a family, or waving them off when they’re older and want to explore the world before…


We all know we should try to save more (yawn). There are always those big investment pieces worth saving for. And when it comes to your children’s hobbies, sometimes these are more expensive than we would initially have thought. Putting some money by every month is a great habit for when life’s bigger purchases come up, so you have some cash at your disposal to…


During February, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award winning author and illustrator, Catherine Rayner on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. This event will be Catherine’s first tour with Scottish Book Trust and will see her visiting schools all over Northern Ireland. Competition Time To celebrate Catherine’s tour, we are giving away a free copy of her picture book Abigail. Beautifully illustrated and written…


This January, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award winning poet, Joshua Seigal the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. Joshua’s first road trip with Scottish Book Trust will see him visiting schools in both North and South Lanarkshire. Competition Time To celebrate Joshua’s tour, we are giving away a free copy of his poetry book I Don’t Like Poetry. This comically creative and silly selection…


There’s nothing nicer than snuggling on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn, a hot chocolate and a Christmas movie. But what movie do you choose? To help relieve the stress of choosing, here’s my top ten of the greatest Christmas movies of all time. So whether you want to watch just one or go through the whole ten hopefully it gives you some inspiration…


Most of us would agree it is a sensible idea to set aside some money each month for emergencies or to make sure we have enough to live on in retirement. But did you know you could be missing out on significant sums of money just because of the account you choose? Let me explain how. One of the most popular ways to save in…


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