The Scottish FA is delighted to support this year's Dylslexia Awareness Week, a campaign organised by the association's nominated charity, Dyslexia Scotland.

The theme of this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week is ‘Dyslexia Matters’ and there will be an exciting range of events taking place across Scotland and the rest of the UK to mark the week, as well as the chance for people to wear a blue ribbon to show their support of the awareness campaign.

Edinburgh will be host to a number of fun and unusual
activities organised by Dyslexia Scotland and Edinburgh City Libraries throughout the week, including performance poetry, author events and practical workshops aimed at raising awareness and understanding of dyslexia.

One of the highlights will be the chance to hear designer Sam Barclay talk about his journey with dyslexia and about the creation of his award winning book, ‘I wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic’.

His evening talk is already sold out but there are spaces for invited pupils from local schools for his afternoon session on 3rd November.

Stirling Makar Anita Govan will be performing her poetry in Portobello Library given Anita’s involvement in poetry slams in Scotland, including the annual Inter City School Poetry Slams for 12–14 year olds, this is sure to be anenergising event!

As well as events in the capital, Dyslexia Scotland’s network of volunteer-led branches will be active in their local communities with a range of meetings open to the public including the launch of a regular ‘Dyslexia Cafe’ in West Lothian, and the ever popular Paul McNeill of the Scottish FA, who is also a Dyslexia Scotland Ambassador, who will be speaking in Glasgow. Look out for displays in local libraries and shopping centres as well.

People can also show their support during Dyslexia Awareness Week by wearing one of ‘Ellie’s Blue Dyslexia Ribbons’ which have been distributed across Scotland and sent to all our members with their latest quarterly magazine.

Ellie, Dyslexia Scotland’s first Young Person’s Ambassador,
launched this campaign to help other young people feel comfortable and confident with dyslexia.

Details of all of the events taking place during Dyslexia Awareness Week can be found at

Dyslexia Awareness Week is the same across the UK, with events being organised in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the British Dyslexia Association, Dyslexia Action and the Helen Arkell Centre.