Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through the power of books, reading and writing. A love of reading is proven to have many personal and social benefits, including inspiring creativity, improving employment opportunities, boosting mental health and wellbeing and effectively tackling the poverty cycle.
“Transforming lives through reading and writing”
Activities from Scottish Book Trust
Reading in Scotland: My Life as a Reader report
Readers in Scotland are as varied as the country itself in everything from their history and access to books, to their favourite genre or format. Our research team asked a panel to tell us what and why they read, and to reflect on the role of reading throughout their life.
The impact of book gifting in Scotland
Scottish Book Trust’s two national book gifting programmes support families to read, sing and learn together. After 12 years of Bookbug and six years of Read, Write, Count, we undertook a mixed method evaluation of the cumulative impact these programmes have had on children and families who received the book bags.