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Aileen Campbell, MSP for Clydesdale has been visiting local secondary schools to give out books for Book Week Scotland 2013.

The Clydesdale MSP has provided copies of the Book Week Scotland 2013 book, ‘Treasures’ to all first year pupils at Carluke High School, Lesmahagow High School, Lanark Grammar School and Biggar High School. Campbell met with pupils at Carluke High School and Strathaven Academy on Monday to kick off the week-long event.

This year, Book Week Scotland runs from Monday 25 November to Sunday 1 December and sees participation across the country.

Book Week Scotland, run by the Scottish Book Trust, first started last year with Creative Scotland funding under a Scottish Government initiative. The event faced huge success in 2012 with over 50,000 people actively participating.

Commenting, Aileen said:

"It was a delight to give out books to pupils at the local secondary schools. Reading has many benefits and it was fantastic to get young people thinking about books in a positive way.

"The books can get young people thinking about their favourite author or genre, helping them to become active readers and equipping them with quality literacy skills.

"Book Week Scotland is the chance for Scots young and old to engage with reading. The whole nation is being encouraged to dip into a new story or to return to an old favourite. Clydesdalers should take this opportunity to get involved and perhaps run a book swap event to share favourite stories with friends and family."

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