CallooCallay Scavenger Hunt for Book Week Scotland (Dec 1)

The Book Week Scotland CallooCallay!
A citywide poetry scavenger hunt
with Book Week Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust

141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JN
Saturday December 1st, 12 – 6pm.

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A CallooCallay!

A CallooCallay is a scavenger hunt that takes place across an entire city. And in this case, in celebration of Book Week Scotland, it’s got a literary twist.

At midday on Saturday 1st December, come with your team to The Forest Cafe, 141 Lauriston Place and collect the list of clues. They’ll take you on adventures all over Edinburgh – to places you know and places you don’t, hunting out clues, facts, books, poetry, stories. Things like:

  • What was the name of Sir Walter Scott’s dog?
  • Where did Muriel Spark go to school?
  • Can you find us a mythical beast in the National Museum?
  • What word is on the third line of the fiftieth page of the first book on the eighteenth shelf of the Scottish Poetry Library (and can you write a poem with it?)
  • Where is your favourite place to read books in Edinburgh? Will you show us?

You will have until 5pm to gather as many clues as possible, and bring them back to us to be judged. There will be prizes – and cake – along the way to keep you racing around Edinburgh, and a grand judging and prizegiving in The Forest between 5 and 6.
Come with your family, come with your friends, come CallooCallay!

To book a place for you and your team, go to Entrance is free, but you must book in advance.

Further information on Book Week Scotland, including the hundreds of events taking place across the country, can be found at


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