People of all ages in Renfrewshire are being encouraged to read a free book as part of Book Week Scotland.

The annual event, now celebrating its 12th year, aims to promote the importance of books and reading.

As well as a number of events being organised across Scotland, the Scottish Book Trust produces a free book made up of true stories from people around the country.

Around 70,000 copies of this year's book will be distributed around Scotland, with Renfrewshire North and West MSP Natalie Don among those helping spread the word.

She told The Gazette: "During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together to share the joy of reading. 

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"This is a great opportunity to celebrate reading and all the benefits that come with it for both children and adults.

"Each year the Scottish Book Trust produces a free book, written by people from all over the country. 

"The theme of this year's book is adventure, with the Scottish Book Trust narrowing down all the stories sent to them into one small book.

"I have a limited supply of this free book available for constituents or book groups within my constituency of Renfrewshire North and West. 

"If anyone would like a copy of this book, please contact my office."

To contact Ms Don's office, visit