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 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


13 hours ago

Craigmillar Books for Babies

All ready with our exhibition at the Scottish Parliament all week as part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations! Looking forward to talking to MSPs about all the work that we do in the Craigmillar community. Thanks very much to Kezia Dugdale MSP for sponsoring us! ... See MoreSee Less

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9 hours ago

Craigmillar Book Festival

The Disney film Coco is on at Craigmillar Library AND there is a best costume competition 🎃 Saturday 27th of October at 12pm.Don't forget about our special screening of Coco at the library on Saturday 27th October at 12pm.

As well as the film and tasty snacks we'll also be holding a Halloween costume competition with prizes for the best costumes!
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  • -   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

2 weeks ago
Congratulations and thank you to everyone in the @LyraEdinburgh team for a heartwarming #thiswayup show and workshop this evening. https://t.co/SrRCcf4lcm
18 hours ago
All ready to share our exhibition with MSPs at the @ScotParl Thanks so much to @kezdugdale for sponsoring us! Come and have a chat and find out all about the work we do in the #craigmillar community! We’re here all week outside the debating chamber! 😊 https://t.co/5wHWFOnBO8