The Wellcome Book Prize Longlist 2018 📚

The Wellcome Prize is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and celebrates the best new fiction and non-fiction on the themes of health, illness, and medicine. This year’s longlisted titles cover subjects such as infertility; human behaviour; Alzheimer’s; a bestselling author’s memoir of her brushes with death, and the story of how Joseph Lister changed medicine […]

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A busy week of events at Troon Library with Book Week Scotland and Wintertainment

Troon Library had a full programme of events last week, as they celebrated Book Week Scotland and Wintertainment. On Sunday afternoon Troon Library opened its doors for Wintertainment. With stalls to browse, DVD and book sale, face painting and drop in family Christmas Crafts, the library was buzzing with around 600 customers coming through the doors! […]

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There’s Been a Murder…Book Week Scotland Event with Author Douglas Skelton

DOUGLAS SKELTON is an established true crime author, penning eleven books including Glasgow’s Black Heart, Frightener and Indian Peter. He has appeared on a variety of documentaries and news programmes as an expert on Glasgow crime, most recently in the Glasgow programme of Gangs of Britain with Martin and Gary Kemp. His 2005 book Indian […]

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Scottish Inventors and Engineers

This seems to be a week for celebrating the achievements of Scottish inventors and engineers. Earlier this week, a statue dedicated to Sir Robert Watson-Watt was unveiled in Brechin. He pioneered the use of radar and his work made a huge contribution to the Battle of Britain during WWII. Today, the Forth Road Bridge is […]

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Books that will make you smile

They say laughter is the best medicine, and we agree it’s important that you regularly give your chuckle muscles a workout. Our adviser Dr. Belle E. Laffs advises 3 titter sessions a day. Before meals, obviously. (Chortling during meals will just create such a mess, especially if you’re having soup).  So, ever helpful, we’ve put […]

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