Commenting, Colin Beattie said:
“I am delighted to see Book Week Scotland’s packed schedule of events in Midlothian! As an avid reader myself, I wholeheartedly encourage the Scottish Book Trust’s great efforts at getting everyone in the community more involved with reading.
“Book Week Scotland is a great chance to engage whole families in reading. With plenty of events featuring local Scottish authors from every genre, they’re certain to have something for every interest.
“Literacy and education are vital in ensuring that every child has their best start in life, and I’m glad to see such great events being held in Midlothian to get people excited about reading.”