Specsavers in Irvine welcomed two Scottish authors to mark its continued support of an Ayrshire book festival.

The opticians in the Rivergate Shopping Centre is this year’s main sponsor of the Tidelines Book Festival which takes place from 27 to 30 September.

On Saturday 8 September, children’s author Tony Bonning – who has penned books including Fox Tale Soup and Snog the Frog – read to youngsters in the Rivergate Shopping Centre foyer.

And on Friday 14 September, poet and novelist Michael Malone read a selection of his work in store.

Celebrating reading and writing
Gillian Syme, store director at Specsavers in Irvine said: ‘We’re very proud to be lead sponsor of the Tidelines Book Festival again this year.

‘It’s a fantastic event and there really is something for everyone.

‘As a business which looks after the eyes and ears of the people of Irvine, it’s so important for us to support a festival that celebrates reading and writing.'

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