A national celebration of reading: Culture Secretary announces Book Week Scotland 2012

Scotland will host its first ever national week-long celebration of reading in 2012 – The Year of Creative Scotland.

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs joined author Ian Rankin and Scots Makar Liz Lochhead at the Writer’s Museum in Edinburgh to announce that Book Week Scotland will be held from Monday November 26 until Sunday 2 December 2012.

People the length and breadth of Scotland will be encouraged to engage in the first ever week-long national celebration of reading, and to participate in a range of free events to be held throughout the week.

Initiated by the Scottish Government, Book Week Scotland will be delivered on behalf of Creative Scotland by Scottish Book Trust, the leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland.