Every public library in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire is to receive a complete collection of Muriel Spark novels.

The books are being donated by the Scottish Government and the People’s Postcode Lottery, in partnership with the Scottish Book Trust.

It is part of the Muriel Spark 100 programme of events, celebrating the centenary of the birth of one of Scotland’s most internationally-respected writers.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Muriel Spark is one of Scotland’s greatest authors and it is fitting that we are able to celebrate the centenary of her birth with this donation to libraries.

“I’ve been an avid reader of her books since I was young and I’m very pleased that many more people will now be able to enjoy her work.

“For me, reading is one of life’s greatest pleasures.”

Clara Govier, managing director of the People’s Postcode Lottery, added: “Muriel Spark is such a significant figure in Scotland’s literary heritage and it’s really important to remember her work.

“She achieved so much as a Scottish female author and she is an inspiration to us all.

“I am really pleased that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are supporting 100 years of this incredible writer.”