Baillie Gifford Schools Programme

Wednesday 27 Sept 2023: Hawick

We’re delighted to be working with Baillie Gifford as our Schools Programme sponsors this year and can’t wait to welcome young readers and writers from across the Scottish Borders for a great line-up of physical and live-streamed events at venues in Hawick this September. This year’s programme is bursting with imaginative, lively, educational and fun events for pupils from Nursery to Primary Seven, with some of today’s most engaging and inspiring children’s authors and illustrators.

For those who are unable to join us in person, some of our events will also be livestreamed and available to view for free via our partners, Scottish Borders Council’s Inspire Learning team. The livestreamed sessions will also be available to watch later free on-demand from the book festival website.

Thanks to Baillie Gifford, pupils attending in-person can look forward to receiving a free book, which they can get signed, and a free goody bag. And there will be a travel grant available for those school groups who need assistance in coming to our events in Hawick.

For full details of all events download the 2023 Baillie Gifford Schools Programme by clicking the button below. If your school group wishes to attend any of our physical events, please complete and submit the booking form using the button to download.

A selection of last year’s Schools Programme events is available to watch for free.

Baillie Gifford Children’s Festival Programme - June 2023

We welcomed our young audiences to the Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme for a fun-filled weekend on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June. There were sensational stories, amazing facts, wicked workshops and loads of laughter, with lots for curious and creative young minds to explore and enjoy. You can check out the full line up in our 2023 programme by clicking the button below.

Family Fun

Sat 17 & Sun 18 June 2023

Thank you for joining us at this year’s fun-filled weekend at the Baillie Gifford Children’s Programme!