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.


  • -   This year's festival will take place between the 7th and the 17th of November, 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 thatΒ 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


9 hours ago

Craigmillar Books for Babies

Family and household support service

Every Thursday 2-4pm
No appointment needed just drop in

Held in the East Neighbourhood Locality Office.
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5 days ago

Craigmillar Book Festival

Thank you to everyone that came to the big Family Day Out. So much fun! So many stories! #craigmillarBF218 ... See MoreSee Less

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News Article
  • -   This year’s festival will take place between the 7th and the 17th of November, with a great programme of events for children, young people and adults.   more information will follow shortly

1 week ago
Lovely to meet you today Sophie. Thank you both so much for all your help with the #CraigmillarBF2018 launch, we hope you enjoyed it 😊 https://t.co/7lVXXNwI4b
Kelly Smith @librarygeekery
This week in the library @CastlebraeCHS we have Sophie with us for work experience. Check out the new signage she just finished for us... πŸ‘€πŸ“šπŸ‘ https://t.co/6pYHtpjrhi
15 hours ago
Professor Helen Minnis asks how can we ensure that EVERY child is able to seek comfort and get it when they need it? #attachmentmatters @saiaorg @suzannezeedyk