Morrisons in Largs turned pages at a local primary school with a generous donation of brand new books.

The store donated ten new reads to its friends at Fairlie Primary School to celebrate the supermarket’s partnership with the National Literacy Trust.

The retailer is aiming to donate 5,500 books to help inspire and nurture a love of reading for over 100,000 primary school children.

In addition to helping with literacy skills, the books have been specifically chosen to cover topics for the development of a child’s mental health, emotional wellbeing and social inclusion.

Lorraine Nicol, community champion at Morrisons Largs, says she was over the moon to donate the books to the school.

She said: “I’m delighted that through the partnership we’re able to provide these wonderful books for pupils at Fairlie Primary School in our community.

“It’s great to be able to help encourage children to read with their friends, families and teachers and I hope that they enjoy reading the books for many years to come.”

Jonathan Douglas, chief executive of the Trust, added:, “It’s wonderful to be working with Morrisons for the fifth year to ensure children in communities all across the country are able to access books."

“Through schools and the inspirational work of the community champions we’re delighted to be delivering books to thousands of children, many who have never owned their own book before.

“The right book at that right time could be the spark of a child’s reading journey, and help to develop crucial literacy skills they need to succeed at school and in adult life.”