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


1 week ago

Craigmillar Book Festival

Are you available during the day between 7-17 November?

Would you like to help young people get a real buzz from reading and writing, learn about running events and meet some famous authors??

Volunteer with us!

What would you do?
Help organise and set up events
Promote the festival

What do you get from volunteering?
Work experience to put on CV
Learn to organise a festival
Learn to set up events
Meet famous authors
Get a book festival sweatshirt
Loads of fun!

We are particulalry looking for people to help at our Family Day Out on Sat 10 and Sat 17 November, but there will be some shifts available Mon-Fri too.

If you're intereseted, get in touch!
Email us: craigmillarbookfestival@gmail.com ASAP
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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
3 days ago
Infants capable of complex babble may grow into stronger readers: Some skills needed for literacy may be developed in infancy https://t.co/t8xtT2j88y