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Glowworm Re-publish the Wallace the Fire Dog Books.

On the 5th November 2014 two books from the Wallace the Fire Dog series will be published by Glowworm Books & Gifts on behalf of The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust, manages the Greenock Fire Museum and Heritage Centre. The Centre is located in the old Victorian Fire Station (which was opened in 1887 and closed 1960) in Dalrymple Street, Greenock

The museum opened in 2012 and showcases the SFRS Heritage Trust collection of vintage fire engines, uniforms and equipment, and brings to life the stories of the firemen and their families who lived and worked in the old fire station. The museum also features a dedicated display to the life and work of Wallace the Fire Dog. Further information on the museum can be found on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust web site at


West Lothian Young Writer of the Year 2014.

Glowworm Books & Gifts were pleased to be able to sponsor the West Lothian Young Writer of the Year 2014, an event we have been involved with for the past 15 years. This year's event saw a huge number of entries - some 8,517 which culminated in an awards ceremony for the 26 prizewinners.

The overall Young Writer of the Year was Emma Thomas from Kirknewton Primary School with a creative diary entry from the perspective of a nurse working in a military hospital during the Second World War, "The Diary of Betty Mick".

The winner of this year's special Glowworm Books & Gifts prize was Cameron McBeth from Uphall Primary School with an emotional poem about war "No Poppies here to Grow".

History Book Revised and Relaunched.

To celebrate the launch of the newly updated History of Scotland for Children we are offering all Scottish School Customers a special discount of 30% - reducing the price of the book to 10.49. This offer is open to any Local Authority purchase under the Scotland Excel framework agreement and applies to any quantity required until the 30th June 2014.

This book has been extensively edited and updated bringing it forward in time to the announcement of the referendum question being set for 18th September 2014. With over 300 colour illustrations and covering from the Stone Age tight up to present day events, this quality book is the definitive history of our nation for the younger generation.


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