SCOTTISH children's author Megan Murray was the guest of honour at the opening of Hermitage Primary School's new library provision last week.

The writer from Gourock, who has penned two books in her Magic Bookcase series so far, was invited to cut the ribbon at the unveiling of the refurbished library on Wednesday, January 30.

For the last few months, a strong and committed team of parent volunteers and staff have been busy cataloguing their books and sorting them into reading levels, making appropriate book choices easier for the children.

The school's head teacher, Elspeth Davis, said: “We recognise that literacy is a ‘golden key’ with which to unlock so much of life-long learning and these exciting new developments allow us to target this important area of learning and support and encourage our pupils in their acquisition of essential reading skills.

"We are particularly grateful for the continuing support of our parents and community volunteers who work with us to make this possible.”

A generous donation from the parent council enabled the school to augment their book stock with titles and authors specifically requested by the pupils, while tribute was also paid to Fiona Sharkey, senior library supervisor at Helensburgh Library, for facilitating an author session with Megan for the pupils.