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Scottish Book Trust

Scottish Book Trust Awards

The Scottish Book Trust Awards are given annually to one author or illustrator and one learning professional who have had an inspiring impact on young readers in Scotland. Browns Books for Students is proud to be partnered with The Scottish Book Trust in hosting this prestigious award.

Scottish Book Trust Awards: Outstanding Achievement Winner: Mairi Hedderwick

Scottish Book Trust Awards: Learning Professional Winner: Susan Morton

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Katie Morag

Winner - Mairi Hedderwick

In 2003 Mairi was awarded an honorary degree from Stirling University in recognition of her outstanding contribution to writing and illustration in Scotland, particularly for children.

“I am so delighted to have this award. It is a wonderful thing to have and I’m very lucky and very grateful. Being given this award has been very good for me because I have sometimes put my head in the sand about the phenomenal success of Katie Morag and this very special event has made me face up to the fact of how important and key she is to the culture of Scotland, the country I love. I am so, so lucky.”

“To be given this special award is definitely the crème de la crème icing on my cake. I promise to share a slice, or maybe two, with Katie Morag.”

- Mairi Hedderwick

Mairi Hedderwick

About the Scottish Book Trust Awards

The Scottish Book Trust Awards are given annually to one author or illustrator and one learning professional who have had an inspiring impact on young readers in Scotland

The Scottish Book Trust Awards, in association with Browns Books for Students, took place at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s most iconic hubs of literature and learning.

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About the Scottish Book Trust

The Scottish Book Trust is a national charity changing lives through reading and writing. Believing books and reading have the power to change lives. As a national charity, inspiring and supporting the people of Scotland to read and write for pleasure.

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