Bbc Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney To Talk About Her Book

FORMER BBC Radio 1 presenter and agony aunt Gemma Cairney is heading to Dumfries and Wigtown tomorrow Wednesday the 29th of November 2017 to talk about bullying, body image, heartbreak and activism

Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, is bringing Gemma Cairney to Dumfries and Galloway for Book Week Scotland. The former Radio 1 presenter and author of ‘Open – A toolkit for how magic and messed up life can be’ will speak to young people about mental health and wellbeing.

An important advocate for young people, Gemma will offer hope – and a huge comforting cuddle – to all of those attempting to navigate their way through the modern world.


Gemma Cairney will  take part in two events in our region for Book Week Scotland.  On Wednesday 29 November, Gemma will speak at Crichton Library in Dumfries at 2pm, and then at The Craft Hotel in Wigtown at 7pm.

Grab your FREE tickets for Wigtown event here and Dumfries here

There’s also a chance to win some of Gemma Cairney’s books by entering the competition on Scottish Book Trust’s website.

Book Week Scotland, a countrywide celebration of books and reading, was initiated by the Scottish Government and is supported by funds from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland Targeted Funding, and event funding from Scottish Library and Information Council.

Book Week Scotland takes place from 27 November to 3 December. Working with a wide range of partners, Scottish Book Trust will deliver a huge range of events and activities across the country during the Week, all linked to this year’s theme of Nourish.

This year, for the first time, Book Week Scotland’s programme includes a Virtual Festival, a selection of free, online events that can be enjoyed and accessed by all via Scottish Book Trust’s web and social media channels.

Gemma Cairney said:

“I’m really excited to be touring during Book Week Scotland. Now more than ever, young people are thinking deeply about their future. We need to be honest and realistic about how we can safeguard the online world and encourage adults to talk about their concerns.”


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