Specavers in Galashiels has announced their sponsorship for the prestigious literary event by offering their support to the annual Borders Book Festival as it enters its 12th year at Harmony Garden.

Supporting the local community

The store will provide vital sponsorship for the festival, held over three days between 11 and 14 June, reaffirming Specsavers’ dedication to supporting local communities and promoting literacy.

Stuart Forrester, store director at Galashiels said: ‘We are delighted to be part of such a prestigious event as the Borders Book Festival. People travel from all over Scotland and beyond to be part of the event, and it is great to see such enthusiasm for literature.

Promoting literacy

At Specsavers we are constantly encouraging people of all ages to get reading, and to spread the message about the importance of eye health, so the book festival is a great fit for us.'

Paula Ogilvie, festival director at Borders Book Festival said: ‘What an ideal fit Specsavers is for a book festival! The Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival is delighted to welcome Specsavers on board as a sponsor, for our twelfth event.'

The festival features an extensive programme with activities ranging from readings and book fairs to wine tastings. A bookshop and café will be on-site, along with numerous family-friendly events. There will also be a new, dedicated food area featuring locally-sourced Scottish produce.

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