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Bestselling author to visit Callander school for Book Week Scotland

14th November 2018

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, has announced that bestselling author Joanne Harris will visit McLaren High School for Book Week Scotland 2018 on Monday 19 November, 4.30pm – 6pm. Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of reading and...

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Comedian to teach stand-up in schools for Book Week Scotland

14th November 2018

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson embarks on tour of rural schools Comedian, improviser and storyteller Marjolein Robertson will embark on a tour of rural secondary schools for Book Week Scotland 2018, offering senior students the chance to learn how to craft a stand-up comedy routine. Now in...

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Stirling’s First Reindeer Trail Arrives This Weekend

14th November 2018

Starting this Sunday, the 18th November, across the Stirling city centre a range of businesses will be hosting 20 life-size reindeer in the lead up to Christmas. The reindeer have been designed and painted by local school children, and families can use a map of clues to track down the reindeer and enter...

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Rebel Claire Askew embarks on Scottish student tour for Book Week Scotland

12th November 2018

Book Week Scotland 2018 runs from 19 November to 25 November #BookWeekScotland Rebellious and award-winning Scottish author, Claire Askew, will embark on a tour for Scottish students as part of Book Week Scotland. Appearing in six colleges across east and central Scotland over five days, members...

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Inspiring children to Love Food and Hate Waste

9th November 2018

Zero Waste Scotland’s Love Food Hate Waste teaching resources represents the first time that practical materials on how to reduce food waste have been tailored for the Curriculum for Excellence. They aim to inspire the next generation of learners to adopt more sustainable behaviours towards the...

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Digital Festival returns for Book Week Scotland

6th November 2018

Line-up of virtual events including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Book Week Scotland’s award-nominated Digital Festival will return for a second year, after the success of 2017’s inaugural virtual event programme. After engaging over half a million people last year during the week...

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Conversation with Maggie O’Farrell

24th October 2018

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and award-winning author Maggie O’Farrell will headline Book Week Scotland 2018 with an exclusive event at Stirling Castle. Book Week Scotland is the annual national celebration of reading and writing, and the First Minister and Maggie O’Farrell will be in conversation...

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Book Breakfast or Afternoon Tea with Santa at KIDZ TOWN

8th October 2018

Here at KIDZ TOWN we are celebrating our very first Christmas by inviting all our young town residents and their parents/guardians to BREAKFAST or ATERNOON TEA WITH SANTA. Your KIDZ TOWN Santa experience starts with a one hour role-play session in Christmas KIDZ TOWN. You will then be taken up to...

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Killearn’s Children's Book Festival

5th October 2018

In early September Killearn hosted its first book festival, giving families the opportunity to meet some of Scotland’s popular children’s authors. Writers and artists from across the country gathered at the Village Hall to put on an array of art, music, dancing, poetry and writing classes...

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Children's Hearings Scotland to Recruit 30 New Volunteers in Fife to become Children's Panel Members

5th October 2018

The Children’s Panel work to help protect the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people in Scotland. Currently it consists of around 2,500 trained volunteer members who collectively make vital decisions on how to best protect each child. It is the largest legal tribunal in Scotland,...

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SLEEPIN' CUTIE AT MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE

5th October 2018

It's time for some fabulous panto fun at Macrobert Arts Centre and Bonnie is in trouble. It's her birthday and everyone in the palace is acting crazy. Her best friend Jester is refusing to let anyone into her party and keeps muttering no-one loves her like him. Prince Charming is scary –...

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Visit a tropical paradise this October

4th October 2018

It’s the last chance this year to enter a tropical paradise of giant butterflies, rainforests and deserts at St Andrews Botanic Garden and Tropical Butterfly House this October. Hot and dry, with family fun for all, it’s a tropical paradise all right on your doorstep in St Andrews. Needing...

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The Wow Factor: Fife’s mobile museum returns for 21st anniversary

17th August 2017

Scotland’s museum on wheels hits the road!  Wow! Incredible Inventions & Marvellous Machines is the latest exhibition on board Fife’s mobile Museum and Arts Coach (MAC), which was officially launched this Wednesday (16th August) morning. This free exhibition is aimed at schools,...

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