S4M-03417: Scotland’s Ancient Capital is now the Literary Capital

That the Parliament congratulates Dunfermline, the home of the world’s first Carnegie public library, on figures compiled by the online retailer Amazon that put it at the top of a list of Scotland’s most well-read towns and cities; understands that Amazon, which is a major employer in the Dunfermline area, came to this conclusion after analysing its sales of books, magazines and newspapers in both print and Kindle formats since June 2011; notes that Amazon has placed Dunfermline in the top five UK towns and cities with the highest number of book downloads per head, and believes that future competition for this title from other areas of Scotland would help raise standards of literacy throughout the country.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan, Colin Beattie, Richard Lyle, Kenneth Gibson, Maureen Watt

Date Lodged: 20/06/2012

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