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Libraries gear up for Book Week Scotland

Press release   •   Nov 09, 2018 11:42 GMT

LIBRARIES in Moray are preparing for Book Week Scotland, a national celebration of books and reading, which takes place later this month.

Moray Council’s libraries are taking part by holding storytimes, Bookbug sessions, hosting visits from school classes across the area and, in conjunction with Scottish Book Trust via Book Week Scotland funding, Elgin Library will be the venue for three prestigious author events.

Sandra Ireland, author of two psychological thrillers, Beneath the Skin and Bone Deep, will be speaking of Dark Tales from the Mill Pond on Tuesday 20 November at 7pm. As well as writing these tense thrillers, Sandra is currently working on a non-fiction book about mill folklore, so will have plenty of tales to share.

Esteemed Scottish cookery author, Sue Lawrence, will be appearing on Thursday 22 November, also at 7pm, and will be talking about Cooking Up Characters and Cake. Sue is still very much at the forefront of Scottish cookery writing in her own right, but has been recently interviewing the likes of Prue Leith and Nigella Lawson. She has also branched out into writing fiction and will be discussing her work in these areas.

Tickets for these events are free of charge and places can be booked online ( or via Elgin Library on 01343 562602.

A prize-giving event is scheduled for Saturday 24 November at 2pm for children completing the Made in Scotland reading challenge. Those who have read four Scottish books in the allotted time are invited to come along to hear writer Gill Arbuthnott talk about her work and receive their prize directly from the author.

Lastly, libraries will have some copies of the free publication Rebel to give away.Rebel has been compiled from submissions by the public and established writers from all over Scotland.

Book Week Scotland runs from 19 - 25 November 2018 - more information available at:

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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