Campbeltown to take part in Book Week Scotland

Published Date: 

12 Nov 2015 - 11:20

Campbeltown Library is holding an author event to celebrate this year's Book Week Scotland which takes place from 23rd until 29th November.

Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of books and reading that brings hundreds of free events to a variety of venues across the country.

The theme for this year's event is transformation. Throughout the week the nation will be celebrating the powerful and positive impact that books can have on people’s lives.

Campbeltown Library will be welcoming local historian, author and poet Angus Martin to give a talk about the poet George Campbell Hay on Thursday 26th November 2015 at 7.30pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential.

Argyll and Bute Council's Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie said, "Scotland is a nation of readers and here in Argyll and Bute we are delighted to be taking part in this year's Book Week Scotland.

"The benefits of reading cannot be underestimated. Not only does it help broaden the mind and increase vocabulary, it also helps to relieve stress and create greater tranquillity. It is very encouraging to see our local libraries playing a part in this and I would encourage as many people as possible to go along and show their support for what will be a very worthwhile and interesting event."

To find out more about this event or to book a place please visit www.bookweekscotland.com or contact library staff on 01586 555435 or email campbeltownlibrary@argyll-bute.gov.uk