Independent Bookshops - Alexander McCall Smith

Commenting today on BookShop Day, Alexander McCall Smith said, ‘‘If you have an independent bookshop not far from you, you can count yourself lucky. The books you will find there are all handpicked by people who have an uncanny ability to know what their customers will like. This makes them a great temptation – but a temptation that I always give in to! Treat yourself.”
Read more on the Alexander McCall Smith website

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is on the Move (but there's still time to make your Mark!)

Members of the public are to be given a chance to make a stitch on new welcome panels for the Great Tapestry of Scotland before it moves to its new, purpose built home in Galashiels.

Writing Scotland's Future – July 1999

In 1999 the winner of a national writing competition, Writing Scotland’s Future, was only 11 years old. But her winning entry was strong and on 1 July that year, her poem was read out at the Official Opening of Scotland’s new Parliament. Jan Rutherford was present.

Shortlisted for Major Award

PPW’s Jan Rutherford has been shortlist for the UK’s Publishers’ Publicity Circle Annual Award.