They came from a land far-far-away… well actually from Falkirk. Two magnificent 3 metre high Kelpies reared up at Craighouse campus to celebrate our new edition of classic Scottish children’s book, The Kelpie’s Pearls. Written by Mollie Hunter, the novel has been given a fresh lease of life by students on the university’s MSc Publishing course through its Merchiston Publishing imprint.

Hundreds of copies of The Kelpie’s Pearls will now be given free to primary schools in the capital along with teaching materials based on Hunter’s magical tale.

Amanda Fisher, who helped project manage production of the book said: “Promoting literacy and the pleasure of a good read is at the heart of Merchiston Publishing’s remit, and we saw The Kelpie’s Pearls as the perfect book to capture the imaginations of a whole new generation of young Scots.”

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