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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…


The 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour has reached its final stop after an incredible year of touring some of the most exciting names in children’s literature all over Scotland and the UK. This November we are taking inspirational author Phil Earle back on the road to visit schools in Moray, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus and Perth & Kinross! Phil’s first job was…


Autumn has well and truly arrived and so the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour is heading south in search of warmer climes! We will be taking renowned, heavy-weight author Keith Gray back to his roots, visiting secondary schools across Lincolnshire where he grew up! Keith went from ‘reluctant reader’ at school to award-winning author of books for children and young adults, including The Runner and…


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 September, Scottish Book Trust are taking the award-winning author of the Mr Gum series, Andy Stanton back on the road. Andy first toured…


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