Musselburgh reading project is braw

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, has lodged a Parliamentary motion congratulating the communities of Whitecraig, Wallyford and Musselburgh on the recent Reading is Braw campaign.

Thousands of local children and their families took part in the project, which encouraged them to read more with the use of yellow lanyards to display what they were currently enjoying reading. There were also pop-up libraries, author visits and a Guinness world record attempt at the largest reading lesson.

Alison Johnstone MSP said:

"Reading Is Braw is a great example of how something so important can be delivered in a fun way. I'm delighted to hear that so many young people and families engaged with the project. Enjoying reading is something that will equip young people with the kind of communication and creative skills that will help them out in life.

"Everyone from the children themselves to the parents, teachers, librarians and local businesses should be very proud of making the campaign such a success. I hope we see a reading culture continuing to grow in the Musselburgh area for many years to come."

The full text of Alison's motion is:

That the Parliament congratulates the communities of Whitecraig, Wallyford and Musselburgh in East Lothian on the Reading is Braw campaign, which has engaged children and families in getting children to read more; notes the huge effort of volunteers, who have delivered pop up libraries throughout these communities making a choice of books and magazines more readily available, and praises the work of teachers, parents, carers, library and other council staff as well as local businesses who have supported the campaign and made it possible.

You can see which MSPs have supported it here.