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£450,000 FUNDING FOR SCOTLAND’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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Nine public library projects in Scotland have received a share of a £450,000 fund to support the transformation and modernisation of services through innovation and creativity.

PLIF, which is managed by SLIC on behalf of the Scottish Government, is an annual fund designed to support innovation.  It has a key role to play in helping library services achieve the vision set out by the national public library strategy, Ambition & Opportunity.

Pamela Tulloch, SLIC said:

“Once again, we have been inspired by the level of creativity demonstrated by Scotland’s public libraries and it’s always challenging to select the successful bids.  This year, we have also noted a clear shift from individual service submissions towards joint bids, which enhances service provision across a number of areas and strengthens the impact of projects.  We’re really pleased to see this because it reflects the core principles of the national public library strategy.  We look forward to seeing the results of this partnership approach and what we can learn and share with the wider library sector.”

The successful PLIF 2018 project bids are:

    1. SLIC Library Film Clubs, £46,679, Angus Alive; Aberdeen City Council; Aberdeenshire Council; Culture Perth & Kinross; Dumfries & Galloway Council; East Ayrshire Leisure; East Lothian Council; Fife Cultural Trust; Inverclyde Council; Live Borders; Moray Council; North Ayrshire Council; South Ayrshire Council; Stirling Council
    2. Public Libraries Volunteer Accreditation Framework, £10,850, Leisure and Culture Dundee; Aberdeen City Council; Moray Council, Falkirk Community Trust
    3. Virtually Together, £23,500, East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure
    4. Building the librarian in the multi-professional healthcare team, £54,336, Midlothian Council
    5. Open North Ayrshire: Library Hackathons, £45,000, North Ayrshire Council
    6. Paws to Read, £3,920, South Ayrshire Council
    7. Storing Stories, £9,622, Stirling Council; Falkirk Community Trust; Live Argyll; Inverclyde Libraries; East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture
    8. Library Live, £35,700, Falkirk Community Trust; ANGUSalive; Clackmannanshire Council; City of Edinburgh Council; Fife Cultural Trust; Renfrewshire Leisure; Stirling Council
    9. Precious Things – Precious Stories, £8,500, Aberdeenshire Libraries

The full press release can be found on the SLIC website.