The benefits of reading are being espoused by Angus South MSP Graeme Dey ahead of Book Week Scotland, which runs this week.
Now in its third year, Book Week Scotland returned on Monday, November 24 and lasts until Sunday, November 30.
Since its inauguration, Book Week Scotland has reached thousands of people across the country with a large and diverse events programme, free books, author visits, library murals and a literary Facebook app that received more than one million users.
This year will see more than 150,000 copies of a 128-page book called ‘Scotland’s Stories of Home’, distributed to the general public free of charge over the course of the week.
SNP MSP Graeme Dey is inviting people to drop into his constituency office found on Arbroath High Street to pick up a free copy of the book, which contains a collection of stories, songs, poems and more.
He commented: “Reading is a hugely beneficial habit to get into and Book Week Scotland does a fantastic job at promoting this important message.
“I hope my constituents will take the opportunity to drop into my office during the course of the week to pick up a free copy of ‘Scotland’s Stories of Home’, which with Christmas not far away, makes an ideal stocking filler.
“Scotland has an enviable track-record for producing some of the world’s greatest writers and the best way to ensure this impressive legacy continues in the decades to come is to encourage our young people to pick-up a book and read.”
Initiated by the Scottish Government and funded by Creative Scotland, Book Week Scotland is run by the Scottish Book Trust and is a national celebration of reading. The week-long programme of events is bursting with fantastic opportunities for people of all ages, interests and reading abilities, to embark or continue on a reading journey.
A limited number of ‘Scotland’s Stories of Home’ are available at Mr Dey’s office at 282-284 High Street, Arbroath, on a first-come first-served basis.