Get out and ‘look for a book’ in Fort

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With the popularity of ‘rock hiding’ continuing, a new twist to the hiding and finding has come to Fort William.

Look For A Book popped up on Facebook in August and has quickly gained momentum.

Creator and mum of three, Leeanne MacKay, said: ‘It was crazy and within two days the group had 250 members. I saw the group in Newcastle and thought it would be great here; I just want to help encourage kids to get off digital devices and back into books.’

The idea is that books are hidden with a note saying the name and age of the ‘hider’ and put in a waterproof bag. When found this is then shared on the Facebook page with the idea to inspire kids to read and share books.

Leeanne explains she wants to include all ages in the group, providing a mix of picture books, pre-teen and sketch books. Facebook post are coming in thick and fast, so far the furthest a book has travelled is to Edinburgh but it is still early days; like its rock counterpart this has captured the imagination of children and adults in the area.