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SP Energy Networks kicks off children’s programme at Wigtown Book Festival


Ahead of a week of literature fun at Wigtown Book Festival, SP Energy Networks, sponsor of the children’s programme at the festival, visited Wigtown Primary School to read with pupils and get the programme off to a great start.

The Children’s Programme at the Book Festival is being held at Wigtown Primary School with a variety of events running from Friday 22 September until Sunday 1 October.

SP Energy Networks, owner and maintainer of powerlines in the Dumfries and Galloway area visited the school which last year had a mural commissioned by children’s illustrator Shoo Rayner, who is returning to the Book Festival as part of the children’s programme.

The engineers gave pupils a chance to learn about the dangers surrounding electricity and gave them some top tips for being prepared for a power cut.

Iain Steele, District General Manager for Dumfries at SP Energy Networks, said: “Books are vital tools for children, just like hard hats are for our engineers; therefore we’re proud to support the local community in Wigtown and surrounding areas. Thank you to the pupils at Wigtown Primary School for welcoming us and getting the festival started in style.”

XX, Headteacher at Wigtown Primary School, said, “We’d like to thank SP Energy Networks for giving us a visit. Our pupils always look forward to the Book Festival taking place, but it’s great to be able to offer them that something a little bit extra to support their learning.”

Anne Barclay, Operational Director at Wigtown Festival Company, said: “The children’s programme is an important part of the Wigtown Book Festival, inspiring our young generations to love books and be inspired. We’d like to thank SP Energy Networks for supporting this year’s programme and Wigtown Primary School of course for hosting what will be a fantastic week.”

SP Energy Networks owns and manages overhead and underground powerlines in Southern and Central Scotland as well as Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire. For more information about SP Energy Networks and its services, visit:

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