Looking to get your head around what’s going on in Scotland book-wise? Twitter’s always a fine place to start. So, we’ve rounded up five must-follows for book bodies in Scotland.
Scottish Book Trust | @scottishbktrust
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. They believe that books and reading have the power to change lives, inspiring and supporting the people of Scotland to read and write for pleasure. They’re home to Book Week Scotland and Bookbug, too. Learn more about them here.
Edinburgh City of Lit | @edincityoflit
Edinburgh became the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature and City of Lit helped design the criteria for other cities to follow suit. Their aim is to use creativity to promote an enlightened approach to literature in Edinburgh and across the globe through high profile reading campaigns, lit salons, and more.
Books From Scotland | @scottishbooks, @publishscotland
Dedicated to showcasing the very best in Scottish writing and publishing, Books From Scotland is the largest curated collection of Scottish books online, brought to you by Publishing Scotland. They feel that they are best representing the literature of Scotland when they’re most effectively engaging people in those ideas and stories, in the diversity of landscapes, characters, themes and voices which have grown out of, or been influenced by, these shores.
Society of Young Publishers Scotland | @sypscotland
The Society of Young Publishers Scotland educates and entertains those in their first ten years in publishing through monthly and online events, their blog, and more. They have covered topics of interest to writers, publishers, students, booksellers, and more, and remain committed to celebrating Scotland’s publishing landscape.
The Saltire Society | @saltire_society
The Saltire Society is an independent non-political body promoting Scottish heritage, nurturing, supporting and celebrating Scotland’s diverse creativity. They and their members believe that culture is at the heart of who we are as individuals and as a community, and act on this through publishing pamphlets, hosting events, and holding the annual Saltire Society Book Awards, celebrating Scottish literature.