SNP MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh Colin Beattie welcomed the beginning of Book Week Scotland, sponsored by the Scottish Book Trust, this Monday. Book Week Scotland, which runs from Monday, the 23rd of November until this Sunday the 29th, sees hundreds of events taking place all across the country, with events perfect for all age groups. Midlothian itself will host a number of free events for children, families, and adults this week including the Bookbug events in Roslin, Bonnyrigg, Penicuik, Gorebridge, and Dalkeith on Thursday and the Midlothian Authors’ Night—featuring local authors Rebecca McKinney and Catherine Simpson—and a talk from crime writes Neil Broadfoot and Douglas Skelton for the adults on Wednesday evening.
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.”