A RANGE of free events will be held across the area next week as part of Book Week Scotland.

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure will be hosting author events and activities for youngsters and adults as part of their celebrations for the week.

One of the events will see author Louise Gray delve into her book, Avocado Anxiety, on Wednesday, November 15, from 6.30pm until 7.30pm at Clarkston Library.

On top of that, Alastair Dinsmore MBE of The Glasgow Police Museum will lead a talk centred around the history of the City of Glasgow Police at Giffnock Library on Thursday, November 16, from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

Meanwhile, Scotland Stars FC author Danny Scott will welcome pupils from East Renfrewshire schools for a "journey into the beautiful game" of football.

Scott Simpson, Head of Libraries and Information Services at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, said: "Book Week Scotland is a fantastic celebration of books and reading, with events taking place throughout the week across Scotland. 

"East Renfrewshire's libraries are delighted to be part of this and look forward to welcoming author Louise Gray to hear about her latest book, Avocado Anxiety.

"Alastair Dinsmore MBE will give a fascinating insight into the history of the Glasgow police, offering his views, experiences and expertise from a successful career. 

"We've also invited local pupils to meet Scotland FC author Danny Scott, who is sure to inspire with his interactive and engaging session and look forward to welcoming hundreds of primary one pupils from across East Renfrewshire along to our libraries to receive their special Family Bag."

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