New Trustees Wanted

2024-03-18T16:07:18+00:00March 18th, 2024|News|

 Books Abroad SCIO is looking for new Board members.  Books Abroad is a registered charity, based in Rhynie, that promotes literacy, education, and understanding to provide a means for a sustainable escape from the plight of poverty, since 1982.  Is that you, or someone you know? Please get in touch. Our Board usually meets 6/8 times a year which will be a combination of zoom and

Vote For Us

2023-10-04T11:03:00+01:00October 4th, 2023|News|

Books Abroad is in the running to receive a share of £500,000 from the Just Transition Participatory Budgeting Fund. To successfully secure this funding, we need your help. Promoting literacy, education and understanding to provide the means of a sustainable escape route from the plight of poverty, since it was established 40 years ago, Books Abroad has saved FOUR million books from going to landfill. The

Grayson Brown’s Fundraising

2023-10-04T11:06:26+01:00September 27th, 2023|News|

Congratulation to nine-year-old Grayson Brown, from Fochabers, who has raised £663.02 to send a pallet of books to a Bunono Central Primary School near the south-western Ugandan village of Kisizi.  He raised the money through cycling 486 kilometres the equivalent of cycling across Uganda. During the summer Grayson and his family have delivered several car and van loads of books to Books Abroad that he collected

Mumbai Delivery of Books

2023-07-13T11:22:52+01:00July 13th, 2023|News|

Books Abroad are pleased to announce that their latest shipment has arrived in Mumbai. The container containing about 100,000 books on 38 pallets has been unloaded and the recipient charity Ratan Nidhi Charitable Trust have already started work on the distribution of te books. The value of these books can be seen in their video here.

Upcoming Events

2023-07-03T17:21:02+01:00July 3rd, 2023|News|

We have several events coming up over the summer months and we will  provide more details later.  These events include book stalls and/or information stalls at Fordyce Gardens, Refuel at Fochabers, Rhynie Gala, Lonach Games and Huntly Hairst. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter account for all the latest information.Another fund raising event that is taking place is being run by 9 year old

Ann Millar

2022-11-30T10:35:47+00:00November 30th, 2022|News|

We have recently received a £100 donation from Paula in memory of her good friend Ann. On behalf of Books Abroad's Trustees and volunteers we are very sorry to hear this sad news. We remember Ann as a loyal supporter of Books Abroad SCIO charity over many years. "In memory of Ann Millar. A dear friend who will be much missed. Ann's interests included: the pursuit

RGU Bookstall

2022-11-22T17:39:57+00:00November 22nd, 2022|News|

Joseph, a new young volunteer, at Books Abroad provided us with this report of his volunteering at a bookstall on behalf of Books Abroad at Robert Gordon University: The motivation behind this event was that “charity starts at home”. Therefore, we invited students at the university to take one book from the table that the faculty had donated in return for speaking with them about Books

40th Anniversary

2022-10-25T19:10:26+01:00October 24th, 2022|News|

The charity held a 40th Anniversary celebratory BBQ in the grounds of Druminnor Castle near Rhynie on 9th October 2022. Alex Forbes, owner of Druminnor kindly hosted the event and gave a brief history of the castle to those in attendance. Keith Brunskill, the Founder of Books Abroad gave a history of how the charity began. Keith’s desire


2022-07-28T10:23:53+01:00July 28th, 2022|News|

Steve Read We are sorry to inform you all of the sad news that Steve Read  has died in Zanzibar on the 15th July 1952. Life rarely brings us someone as unique as our past Chairman, Steve Read, and we feel fortunate to have known him. He served as a volunteer, trustee and Chairman at Books Abroad. He introduced our present chairman, Vinay Ruparella, to Books Abroad.

Kilt Walk

2022-04-30T17:04:00+01:00April 30th, 2022|News|

We are looking for more people to sign up as part of the Books Abroad Team to the Kiltwalk in Aberdeen or the other ones in Dundee and Edinburgh. Any one wishing to join can sign up on behalf of Books Abroad - contact the office on or telephone 01464 861446 for more details.We are also looking for anyone to sponsor a member of our

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