Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dyslexia: Scottish rugby star speaks up

Edinburgh City Libraries hosts a talk with rugby star, Kenny Logan, speaking about his passion for the sport and his own experiences of coping with Dyslexia at Drumbrae Library Hub.

The free event is open to all to attend tonight (Wednesday 22 February) from 18.00 - 19.00. There will be a wider display of resources available at the library on the key themes of the evening - dyslexia, rugby and Kenny Logan's career.

Kenny was contacted by the Edinburgh Reads programme after his personal story of living with dyslexia was included in a bold and eye-opening book Dyslexia and Us published by Edinburgh City Libraries, after being conceived and compiled by Dyslexia Scotland.

The event is just one of the many initiatives run by Edinburgh City Libraries, Edinburgh Reads Programme over the past two years to highlight the work of the charity and raise awareness of dyslexia.

Culture and Leisure Convener, Cllr Deidre Brock, said: "We're delighted to welcome Kenny, one of Scotland's true sporting greats to our brand new library hub. This talk promises to be an inspiring tale of the dedication needed to reach the highest levels of international sport, while dealing with the day-to-day challenges of dyslexia.

"Tonight's event will be one of many to come that will firmly establish Drumbrae Library Hub as a fantastic resource for local residents."

To book a place at the event please contact Drumbrae Library 0131 529 5244 or email

Drumbrae Library Hub was officially opened last week (Friday 17 February) by the Lord Provost. The new building boasts a striking, modern design and provides a 'one stop shop' for local residents to access a wide range of activities and brings together important local services.

The book Dyslexia and Us brings together stories from well-known public figures, to ordinary people to describe the powerful impact of dyslexia on individuals, families, relationships, and professionals and support staff.

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