Our Baillie Gifford Schools Programme challenges young minds to question, imagine and wonder. Each year, the programme brings together well-established writers, illustrators and performers from every corner of the globe, along with some shining new talent. There are events for every year group, primary and secondary, and the programme is put together with the Curriculum for Excellence in mind.

The 2019 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme ran from 19-27 August 2019.

To browse past events download the 2019 Schools brochure now

The 2020 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme will be launched in April. If you would like to receive a copy of the 2020 brochure in the post, please email mailinglist@edbookfest.co.uk with your name and full address.

Please note: due to the risks surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, including the Baillie Gifford Schools Programme, will not take place in August 2020. Read our full statement on our website: https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/news/edinburgh-international-book-festival-2020-announcement