Taking to the high seas for Book Week Scotland

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Published Date: 

14 Nov 2014 - 12:56

Adult Literacies Group

Members of Lorn Resource Centre Discussion Group and Oban Library Readers Group are taking to the high seas to celebrate Book Week Scotland.

Dressed as Scottish literary characters, they will be reading from, and distributing free copies of ‘Scotland’s Stories of Home’ which will be launched at the beginning of Book Week Scotland ( 24 – 28 November) with 250,000 copies given out free throughout Scotland.

The event has been organised by Argyll and Bute Council’s Adult Literacy and Numeracy Service in Oban who have been working with a number of partners to organise events locally.

Caledonian MacBrayne have offered ‘free passage’ for a number of performers to enable this event.

As part of its commitment to maximising opportunities for everyone, the council’s Adult Literacy and Numeracy service offers free learning for anyone who wants to improve their skills. These skills may help get a job, help children with their homework or open a door to further learning.

Book Week Scotland (24th – 29th November) is now an annual event, initiated by the Scottish Book Trust.  Their publication ‘Scotland’s Stories of Home’ will be launched at the beginning of the week.

To learn more about Book Week Scotland visit                                       http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland