Free books from optician

Free copies of a book featuring the work of Scots contributors will be available from Specsavers Forfar next week to celebrate the first Book Week Scotland (November 26 to December 2), organised by Scottish Book Trust.

The optician has teamed up with the Scottish Book Trust to distribute My Favourite Place – a collection of heartfelt and inspiring stories, poems and songs.

More than 150,000 free copies of the book will be gifted to people across the country through more than 60 Specsavers stores, as well as bookshops, public libraries, National Trust and Historic Scotland properties, workplaces, CalMac ferries and train stations.

Blair Michie, Specsavers Forfar store director, said: “Specsavers has supported lifelong learning and literacy in Scotland for more than 20 years, and we’re proud to continue that tradition by supporting My Favourite Place and distributing the books through our stores during Book Week Scotland.

“They will be available throughout the week and, if we have any remaining afterwards, we will continue to give them out for as long as stocks last.”