Literature Forum for Scotland
- To foster creative excellence in all written, spoken and broadcast language media in Scotland.
- To encourage awareness of contemporary literature and oral literary traditions in all the languages of Scotland and in all sectors of society.
- To increase knowledge of Scotland’s literary heritage.
- To advance education in formal and informal settings by these means.
- To advance writers and writing in their local, national and international contexts.
- To advance publishing in Scotland as a vital part of our literary, educational and cultural infrastructure.
- To liaise with governmental, non-governmental and inter-governmental agencies and, in particular, the Scottish Arts Council and its successor body, Creative Scotland.
- To be an advocate for literature in Scotland, and a consultative forum for funding and development agencies.
- To provide a coordinating focus for literary, publishing and writers’ organisations, discussing new developments, advising collectively on policy, and preventing duplication of effort.
The members are:
- Association for Scottish Literary Studies
- Bookseller representation
- CILIPS (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland)
- COSLA (The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities)
- Edinburgh International Book Festival
- Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature
- The Gaelic Books Council
- Itchy Coo
- Literary Magazines
- Moniack Mhor
- National Association for Literature Development (NALD)
- National Library of Scotland
- Playwrights’ Studio Scotland
- Publishing Scotland / BooksfromScotland.com
- Scots Language Centre
- Scottish Book Trust
- Scottish Language Dictionaries
- Scottish Society of Playwrights
- Scottish PEN
- Scottish Poetry Library
- Scottish Storytelling Forum
- Society of Authors in Scotland
- University of Glasgow