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Literature projects and articles

As one of Scotland’s principal assets, literature is a key component in cultural life in Scotland. Many of our writers are known around the world and people throughout Scotland are exposed to literature every day.

Literature carries our different languages. It helps people develop literacy and articulacy skills and will help every Scot to live, work, reflect and communicate in the 21st century.

We fund a number of organisations and individuals who work to promote literature through exciting projects and real commitment.

Browse through these interesting profiles of literature organisations and stories to get a taste of the exciting work happening throughout Scotland.


Book Awards 2009

Details of shortlisted books for Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Scottish Arts Council Book Awards 2009

animation of Shortlised Books 

Book Awards 2008

Details of shortlisted books for Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book Awards 

Jekyll and Hyde curtesy of Waverley Books 

Jekyll and Hyde

The campaign to celebrate the gothic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Novel Approach; Photo: Marc Marnie

National Poetry Day 2007

Make your dreams come true on National Poetry Day, Thursday 4 October

Storylab logo


A new three week celebration of Scotland’s young storytelling and storymaking talent

Storytelling; Photo: Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 07

Come and celebrate the ancient art of Storytelling

For old projects, visit our projects archive
In Projects
*Kinetic Poems
*Book Awards 2009
*Book awards 2008
*Jekyll and Hyde
*National Poetry Day 2007
*Scottish International Storytelling Festival 07
*Book Awards 2010
A Books for Babies event. Photo: Natasha Grumelova
Fruitmarket bookshop exterior. Photo: Michael Wolchover
Edinburgh International Book Festival engaging young minds. Photo: Pascal Saez
"Modernism and Nationalism" cover. Illustrator: Mark Blackadder
Scottish Poetry Library Children’s workshop. Photo: Roddy Simpson
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