First Minister's Reading Challenge Networking and Information Events!

First Minister at  Reading Challenge Celebration Event

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is back for year 2 and is now open to every Primary 1-7 pupil in Scotland!

The main focus of the Challenge is to encourage reading for pleasure and support schools, libraries and communities to build reading cultures. We know that reading journeys can be personal to every single child but, to encourage and motivate schools and pupils to get involved, we’ve set a number of challenges which we hope will inspire you.

If you are a P1-7 teacher or a librarian and would like to find out more, please come along to one of our 4 regional events. This will be an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with professionals in your area. We'll share success stories from last year and look ahead to what's coming next for the Reading Challenge.

Details of the events are as follows:

Inverness: 25 September,16:30-18:30, Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Rd, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Glasgow: 27 September, 16:30-18:30, The Albany Learning & Conference Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DS

Edinburgh: 2 October, 16:30-18:30, St Thomas of Aquin's High School, 12-20 Chalmers St, Edinburgh EH3 9ES

Perth: 4 October,16:30-18:30, Perth AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth, PH2 8EP

For more information you can contact us @FMReadChallenge or

Back to Blog

Get the resources and support you need to promote reading in your school or community

Take part