Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland runs from November 4th – 9th.

This campaign is headed up by Dyslexia Scotland, a Stirling-based national charity for dyslexia. This annual week-long campaign aims to increase understanding of what dyslexia is, how it affects people and to show ways you can celebrate and support dyslexia in your life, learning and work. The theme this year is ‘Building Independence for Life’.

As part of this they will be promoting Dyslexic Career Stories, beginning with a suite of posters showing dyslexic people in the workplace, to highlight the varied work and career journeys that dyslexic people have. They hope to inspire the next generation of dyslexic young people to be optomistic for their own futures. This will be the launchpad for a series of dyslexic career videos with dyslexic adults talking about what their career experiences, highs and lows, have been.

Managing Director of Bellair and owner of Falkirk Business Hub, Colin Campbell is one of the individuals opening up about his dyslexic career story.

Dyslexia Awareness Week will also feature a film screening in Stirling, a ‘Loud in the Libraries’ event in Edinburgh and dozens of local activities from the Highlands and Islands to the Borders, with local groups and organisations raising dyselxia awareness at a community level.

Colin will also be compering the ‘Loud in the Libraries‘ event on Thursday, 7th November. There will be live performances by dyslexic musicians Eilidh Steel and Jennifer Ewan followed by a question and answer session led by Colin. People of all ages are welcome to this event. To book a free place: https://bit.ly/32xv2Es

More info at www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/dyslexia-awareness-week