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Book Week Scotland attracts famous photographer to Renfrewshire


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Book Week Scotland is set to be a wild time in Renfrewshire as famous wildlife photographer and cameraman Doug Allan will be at Central Library in Paisley.

The sold out event will see Doug give nature lovers a presentation on his work and discuss his new book.

Book Week Scotland has many other exciting events taking place in Renfrewshire Council’s Libraries. Mill Memories, which takes place at Central Library on 28 November, is based on Evelyn Hood’s book which features interviews with former employees of Paisley’s Thread Mills and offers a unique insight into Paisley’s past.


Top author, Alex McCall, will join Johnstone Library and popular children’s author, Barry Hutchison, will be at Ferguslie Library. Both events will take place on Tuesday 25 November.

People can also drop into their local library to pick up a free copy of ‘Stories from Home’, a collection of stories written by Scottish people about what home means to them.

Primary 1 pupils will also receive a special treat of a Bookbug family pack from their local library and Scottish Book Trust. The special three book package will be given out to encourage youngsters to keep up the habit of reading.

Councillor Stuart Clark, Depute Convener of Sport, Leisure and Culture Policy Board said: “We are thrilled to have such an exciting selection of guests visiting Renfrewshire for Book Week Scotland.

“Libraries are a valuable community resource for learning and development. Joining the library at a young age can have lifelong benefits, building a great habit of book reading and supporting learning for years to come.

“But adults can benefit from reading too- getting lost in a good book can reduce stress and help keep your mind active as well as improving your own writing skills.

“There are many other benefits to joining a library. You can learn new digital skills with our computer classes or getting help to find a job with our ‘Get On’ service.

“We hope that the different events planned for Book Week Scotland will encourage people of all ages to visit their local library and see what it has to offer.”

For more information on Book Week Scotland events visit www.renfrewshirelibraries.co.uk[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]