About The Trust

Inspiring a love of reading and writing

Craigmillar Literacy Trust aims to inspire everyone in Craigmillar to enjoy the pleasures and benefits of reading, writing and other literacy activities. It fosters and supports a lifelong love of reading, writing and sharing stories and works to help establish and strengthen this essential life skill.


  • - Literacy Programme Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)– Part Time (initial fixed term contract for 6 months with Continue Reading
  • - We will be asking everyone what books they would like to go into next year's Continue Reading
  • - We have received a National Lottery Award from the Big Lottery Fund! Big Lottery Fund Continue Reading
  • - This year's Craigmillar Book Festival is now in full swing after a very successful launch Continue Reading

Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes

A free event that takes place every Tuesday, 11am till 12noon in Craigmillar Library, includes free snacks!


There are lots of rhymes, songs and stories for children under 4 and their parents/carers.

For more information click here


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Craigmillar Books for Babies

Citizens Advice holds a weekly advice surgery at The Whitehouse every Monday at 9.30am. Call the number on the poster below to make an appointment.

They also hold sessions in the Niddrie and Craigmillar Medical Centre. Days are still to be confirmed but if you pop in and speak to a receptionist they will be able to book you an appointment.
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3 weeks ago

Craigmillar Book Festival

We’re excited to be one of the many organisations celebrating Scotland’s volunteers this #VolunteersWeekScot

Volunteers' Week is a time to celebrate and thank volunteers for all they contribute to local communities, the voluntary sector and society as a whole!

We have a team of fantastic volunteers who not only support the running of Craigmillar Literacy Trust by sharing their skills and knowledge, but take part in #CraigmillarBookFestival every year. It's not dramatic to say we couldn't do it without their dedication - we simply couldn't! They are essential to everything we do to support children, young people and families enjoy books, reading and writing.

Thank you, our amazing volunteers. Here are some lovely photos of the team in action at the family fun day last year.
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  • - Literacy Programme Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)– Part Time (initial fixed term contract for 6 months with possible extension) Hours: 18 hours a week Salary:  £23,249 –  pro rata   We are seeking maternity cover for our Literacy Programmes Co-ordinator to develop and deliver Craigmillar Book Festival (6 – 16th November), creative reading, writing and learning programmes […]

7 days ago
We are seeking a Literacy Programmes Coordinator for the Creating and Learning Project to cover maternity leave (fixed term contract 6 month) Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 24th of June. Read more about the post on our website: https://t.co/b8UHhEEoep
23 hours ago
Congratulations & well done to everyone for completing @GCWellbeing #raisingchildrenwithconfidence course! Huge thanks to @GreengablesEdin for creating such a welcoming and nurturing environment for all of us all! We’re very grateful for all the support! #community #connection https://t.co/tCsWQGT7Ce