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In 2018, Scottish Friendly is celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with the Scottish Book Trust. From 1998-2018 the tour has taken over 100 authors and illustrators to meet 100,000 children across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. This June, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning Scottish author, Chae Strathie back on the road. Chae first toured with the Children’s Book…


If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a future dinosaur keeper, now’s your chance to prove it. Play our free game, Dinosaur Keepers, to test out your skills. No apps or downloads – all you need is a competitive streak (and perhaps a BA in Jurassic Development). And don’t forget to challenge your friends on Facebook to see who’ll be promoted to top dinosaur keeper first….


Children from 73 schools in central Scotland and beyond are bursting with excitement this week.  It’s not just because summer has arrived and they are anticipating their summer holidays.  It’s because they can’t wait for the highlight event of the 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour! Award-winning authors and illustrators will descend on Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall for the Scottish Friendly Children’s…


In 2018, Scottish Friendly is celebrating 20 years of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour with the Scottish Book Trust. From 1998-2018 the tour has taken over 100 authors and illustrators to meet 100,000 children across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. This May, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning author, zoologist and TV presenter Nicola Davies back on the road. Nicola first toured with…


“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” How often over your life have you seen or heard this mantra? Probably more than you’d care to remember. And the reason, perhaps, we don’t like to be reminded is that it makes us wince to think of the number of times we have done the opposite and put things off. One of the things…


Guest blogger, teacher Katrina Lucas of Comely Park Primary School, Falkirk, reflects on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour over the years If you ever get the opportunity to become involved with the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour grab it with both hands and don’t let go!  This collaboration with the Scottish Book Trust is, to paraphrase the Muppets, not only sensational but also inspirational…


Cast your minds back to last year and you may remember #TobleroneGate. The chocolate brand, owned by Mondelez International, announced it was reducing one of its bars from 170g to 150g. Another was resized from 400g to 360g. Cue uproar on social media. Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news for lovers of all food sweet and savoury, but there’s a lot…


2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour and, from 19 to 23 March, as part of the all-star anniversary celebrations, best-selling children’s author Julia Donaldson will visit libraries in Dundee, Stirling, Glasgow, the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. Hundreds of school children will take part in the special events with Julia, who has written more than 160 books and…


Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ll be aware of the reported salary differences between men and women, and the debate surrounding pay inequality. What you may not know is that gender also plays a key part when it comes to saving and investing. Our latest Disposable Income Index (DII), which looks at saving and spending habits of households across…


With roots tracing back to the early 1900’s, International Women’s Day acts as a day of homage to women across the globe, celebrating their achievements and successes whilst pushing for gender equality. To this day, the event remains unattached to any one organisation, instead uniting governments, charities and businesses alike. After all, from celebrated female scientists and politicians to mums, grannies and friends, each one…


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