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Message from Stuart Nicol, Blairgowrie & Rattray Development Trust

Blairgowrie & Rattray Development Trust is delighted to be able to announce that we will re-open our Booklore shop at 13 Upper Mill Street to the public from Tuesday 14th July.   It   will   then   be   open from  Tuesdays to Saturdays   10.00am   -   4.00pm,  with  all necessary Covid19 precautions in place.

We have made the best use of the lockdown time and refreshed the layout so that the space is better organised. In fact, we think we have created an even better atmosphere and experience for our customers, both old and new. We are not just selling books of course - we are building our local knowledge to develop our role as an Information Centre since joining the Visit Scotland iKnow programme just before lockdown. And as if that is not enough, we have some local arts and crafts on sale too! We will be starting off with a book sale to entice everyone in - so there will be bargains to be had for everyone! 

Following upon the enforced break, everyone involved is excited to be up and running once more. We  plan to collaborate with fellow booklovers to enhance the opportunity to use   people’s   love   of   reading   to   put   books   firmly   on   the   map   as   an   attraction   in Blairgowrie and Rattray. To this end, we will be actively working with BOOKMARK – the Blairgowrie,   Rattray   and   the   Glens Book Festival,  Adventures into Books,   the new bookshop which has opened at 26 Wellmeadow, and of course the local library.

Booklore is run entirely by volunteers. Any surplus income received is set aside to fund community projects in the town. If anyone fancies volunteering for a couple of hours a week, please, please get in touch. Its good fun.

Contact Angela Wilson or  Wendy Mackey 07857 456907or email -