Borders lays on special events for Book Week Scotland


Borders book lovers, both young and older, were treated to a number of special events as part of Book Week Scotland, thanks to SB Libraries.

Youngsters from Tweedbank Primary, St Peter’s Primary in Galashiels, and Trinity Primary in Hawick had a fantastic time when Mac (aka Borders author Alan Windram) came to visit for three of the events during the week. Not only did children from P1-3 hear the story of Mac and Bob, The Unexpected Visitor, but there was singing and dancing, and lots and lots of fun!

As well as the events with Mac and Bob, SB LIbraries also ran a stop-frame animation workshop in Coldstream (enjoyed by P5/6 from Coldstream Primary) with Simone Russell of Createaspace, a writing workshop with local author and former SB Libraries reader in residence, Tom Murray, in Hawick library, plus meet-the-author events with Karen Campbell at Peebles library and Christopher Brookmyre at Hawick library.

Primary 1 classes from various schools around the region also came into the libraries for story sessions and a treasure hunt. And in addition, every P1 child was gifted a Book Bag by Scottish Book Trust, which contained the three short-listed picture books for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards. Special Bookbug Rhyme and Song events were also held.