AN EDUCATION hub in the Wee County has received financial help to support its library.

Sauchie Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Centre will be looking to put £2,000 to good use with the money received as part of a Scotland-wide funding package for school libraries.

The money could support the centre's very own Sauchie Storytellers programme, which was created to provide families with opportunities to share reading at home.

The financial boost is to help combat the disruption caused by Covid-19 and comes from the Scottish Government's School Library Improvement Fund (SLIF), administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC).

Pamela Tulloch, chief executive at SLIC, said: "In the last four years we have funded numerous projects across Scotland which have had a significant positive impact for library services and young people across Scotland and we've been really impressed by the creativity displayed in this year's applications.

"The importance of school library services cannot be underestimated and inspiring projects like those we've just funded are needed now more than ever."