Angus library project takes to the road

A new library initiative has taken to the road after receiving a cash grant from the The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC).

Mark Dowie
Monday, 12th June 2023, 3:00pm
Angus library project takes to the road

ANGUSalive’s Libraries on the Move project was one of eight initiatives to receive support from SLIC, which distribute funds on behalf of the Scottish Government.

The award of £11,530 will help to highlight the different services libraries offer as well as reach rural locations to demonstrate the important role libraries can play in people’s lives while helping combat inequality in the community.

The pop-up format will bring a multitude of resources to community spaces across the county including book borrowing, author visits, Bookbug sessions and workshops from organisations including the NHS, Macmillan, Move More, Voluntary Action Angus, the Community Police service, and Angus Social Care Partnership.

Kirsty Sutherland, libraries team leader, said: “We are delighted to launch this project which we know will play a valuable role in the community.

"It will give people who are more socially isolated and those who are geographically challenged the chance to explore the wide range of services a library can provide.

"It will also offer the opportunity for people to upscale their digital skills and improve their health and well-being through a range of partnership sessions."

The next session will be held at Glenesk Retreat on Friday 23 June at 11am. Further details can be found at

Kirsty added: “Our current Mobile Library Service visits a large area of the Angus community, and this is an opportunity for our rural communities to experience everything that a Library can offer to support members – not just reading, but health, well-being, digital access and more.”

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