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 2018 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme will run from 20-28 August 2018 and all events take place in Charlotte Square Gardens, right in the heart of Edinburgh.

We are also committed to making books more affordable for pupils and schools. See our Visiting With Your School page for more information.

You can download the 2017 brochure here.

Baillie Gifford Gala Day for Primary Schools

Primary schools have the Book Festival all to themselves on Baillie Gifford Gala Day. Taking place on Tuesday 28 August 2018, it’s an extravaganza of world class writers, storytelling, illustration, music and magic.

Come and join in the fun in 2018 at the largest festival of books and authors for children in the world!