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The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour are heading to the west of Scotland to visit Secondary schools in East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow City and Inverclyde with author Non Pratt, a pop-punk fan who now writes relatable and engaging fiction for young adults to great acclaim. Competition Time To celebrate Non’s upcoming tour, we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of her brilliant…


As Summer (what Summer!?) gives way to Autumn and the nights draw in it’s the perfect time to stoke the fire, snuggle up on the sofa and coorie down with a good book. And what’s coorie, I hear you ask. It’s the Scottish answer to hygge. And what’s hygge? It’s the Scandinavian’s answer to coorie. With the joy of reading in mind, the Scottish Friendly…


At a prestigious awards ceremony under the stars in central London on the 19thSeptember, Scottish Friendly was awarded the accolade of best UK Junior ISA Provider. The Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts awards are regarded as one of the highlights of the personal finance industry calendar. It’s extremely tough to even be shortlisted, commended, or highly commended, let alone to actually win one of the…


Our love of watching the bakers go head to head is back on TV and not before long. I’m not a baker but I do love watching the contestants’ accomplishments and not forgetting the many mishaps that occur. The technical challenge however puts any baker’s knowledge to test. They are asked to make things I certainly have never heard of like Mokatines. I mean what…


Well done parents – you made it! So the summer holidays are nearly over. A million washings done, thousands of ice lollies consumed, day trips galore, numerous logistical headaches with childcare, hundreds of sibling fights, but wow…we managed to survive it and get through another school holiday. And before we know it, it’s time to get school ready again. Getting them back into a routine…


This month, students from secondary schools from all over the UK will receive their exam results, with Scottish students being the first to receive them on Tuesday 6th August. Although it‘s been 25 years since I was the one sitting on the stairs, waiting for the postman to deliver my fate, I remember the anxiety only too well. So here’s some tips on how to…


For a week in June, Scottish Book Trust are taking the storyteller and author Mara Menzies on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. This will be Mara’s first tour with Scottish Book Trust and will see her performing to schools across South Wales. Competition Time To celebrate Mara’s tour, we are giving away a free copy of her book Koko the Crocodile written by Mara…


To those who are lucky enough to be known as ‘Dad’,’Daddy’,’Pops’, ‘Father’, ‘Father-in-law’,  this Sunday we all get a chance to spoil the men in our lives. Of course it can be a headache to those having to buy the present. I mean what do you get the man who has everything? One year I was struggling so I asked my dad what he would…


ISAs were first launched in 1999 as a way to shelter some of your savings and investments from tax. So in honour of their 20th birthday we’ve pulled together 20 tips to help make the most of your money – from simple everyday things you could do straightaway to some more radical money-saving steps. 1. Use your tax-free ISA allowance. In the 20 years since…


For a week in May, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award winning poet and author, Joseph Coelho on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. This event will be Joseph’s first tour with Scottish Book Trust and will see him visiting schools all over West Lothian, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire. Competition Time To celebrate Joseph’s tour, we are giving away a free copy of his…


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