A PUBLIC information event about dyslexia will launch for the first time in Stirling this weekend.

The event DyslexiFest event, the first of its kind, will aim to educate the general public about dyslexia, a learning difference that affects one in 10 people in Stirling.

This event, held at Barracks Conference Centre on Forthside Way in the city, will include a marketplace of stalls by organisations that support dyslexic people.

Expert talks will also be available for dyslexic adults, educators and parents of dyslexic children.

Dyslexia Scotland national development officer Lena Gillies said: "We're delighted to be hosting this drop-in event in Stirling and are looking forward to chatting with dyslexic people, teachers parents and anyone who wants to find out more about dyslexia.

“Come and chat with our staff, go to a talk, buy some resources and meet the organisations who all help make Scotland more dyslexia friendly."

The event will also be attended by renowned sculpture and furniture designer Mark Stoddart, who will be signing copies of his new book about his life, titled Making a Mark.

Mark is an internationally renowned furniture designer whose sculptures have been bought by Buzz Aldrin and Sir Patrick Moore.

He will be among some of the features guests at the fledgling event.

This free event will run from 10.30am-4pm on Saturday, January 27 and is completely drop-in, allowing visitors to come and go as they please.

Dyslexia Scotland is the national organisation for dyslexia, based in Stirling.