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Scottish Book Awards

 For those attending the ceremony from EA, scroll down to find details of the day’s journey from Elgin to Dundee.


The countdown is on to the 2012 Scottish Children’s Book Awards (SCBA) with your host, Scottish author, Chae Strathie at the Caird Hall in Dundee on Thurs 7 March 2013.chae

SCBA Videos

See this year’s nominees reading from their books at


The Scottish Children’s Book Awards are voted for entirely by children across Scotland.


EA pupils have cast their votes and now look forward to the winner being announced on 7 March





The ElginAcademy group will be setting off for Dundee at 0751 on Thursday 7 March, from Elgin Railway Station.

    Arrive in Dundee at 11.05

    Hour at the DiscoveryMuseum

    Lunch at Nando’s in Dundee centre

    The Book Awards ceremony in the Caird Hall, at 13.30.

    Leave Dundee at 1601

    Return to Elgin at 18.52.

Remember, you may also want to buy a book for signing or bring your own copy for signing. 





Run by Scottish Book Trust and Creative Scotland, a unique thing about these awards is that winners are decided by Scottish children, who read all the shortlisted books and vote for their favourites.  23,000 children voted last time round and the organisers are hoping this year will see even more participation from young readers, who have seven months to cast their votes.

Elgin Academy’s Book Crusaders Group will be reading and judging the 3 shortlisted books in the 12 – 16 years category

Older Readers (12-16 years)

  • The 13th Horseman by Barry Hutchison
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein  
  • The Prince Who Walked With Lions by Elizabeth Laird 

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The shortlisted authors for all categories.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on World Book Day (7th March 2013) at the Caird Hall in Dundee.

Have a look at The Book Crusaders page for opinions and reviews.