Pop along to our weekly term-time Bookbug sessions from 9.30-10.00am in the Livingstone Hall at St Columba’s Junior School, Knockbuckle Road, Kilmacolm.

Bookbug sessions are free, fun and friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together. Each session lasts around 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes. Our session is hosted by Miss Victoria Jones who works in our Early Years department and is a Scottish Book Trust Bookbug session leader.

We look forward to welcoming you and your little ones. Sessions run school term-time.



Our popular Art Class for adults cover four different aspects of painting, starting with water colours and ending with oil painting. All abilities are welcome as are our stalwart members of the group whose work was exhibited very successfully last June. Lessons take place in the School’s art rooms and are relaxed and friendly. Led by artist and teacher Helen Mathie, our classes are suitable for artists of any level, including beginners.

The 8-week autumn sessions runs on a Tuesday evening from 7-9pm at Senior School: Tuesday 29th Aug - 3rd Oct (closed for October break) then 31st Oct - 7th Nov.  Spring dates will be set nearer the time.

To find out more contact Helen Mathie or call 01505 872238You can download your booking form here.



Creative Communities, which is hosted by St Columba’s, aims to encourage people, especially young people, to enjoy the power of storytelling. It offers a programme of events and workshops facilitated by Victoria Finnigan and open to any member of the community free of charge.

Story Detectives

Story Detectives is a free creative writing club for children. There are two classes, one for Junior 5 – Transitus (P7), and for Senior I – Senior III. It’s open to all children who live locally. We have an exciting programme lined up, including short story writing, writing for comics, screen writing (TV and film), and creating super heroes and villains. 

The club runs on a Thursday from 4pm – 5.15pm in the Kilmacolm New Community Centre - dates for the autumn term TBC. For further details and to register your child for this unique opportunity, please email

Creative Communities Programme:
All events are free. Please email to register you place:

Programme TBC

Writing on the Road: Camper Van Tales - FREE

Date: Thursday 9th March 2017, 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue: The Library, The Girdwood Building, St Columba's School, Gryffe Road, Kilmacolm (note: please use Gryffe Road entrance).


Join author Sue Reid-Sexton for a glass of wine as she talks about her adventures travelling and writing in her camper van.

'Writing on the Road is a book with a difference. It is a charming blend of travel journal, a guide to enjoying the moment and how to carve out the space and time to write. Sue's book is a very honest and moving story. Her innate courage and humour shine through.' The Sunday Post

She may even bring her camper van for a VIP tour!

Email: to reserve a place. 



Glasgow: Mapping the City - FREE

Date: Thursday 2nd March 2017 7.30pm - 8.30pm 
Venue:The Library, The Girdwood Building, St Columba's School, Gryffe Road, Kilmacolm (note: please use Gryffe Road entrance).

Join author John Moore as he takes us on a unique and fascinating tour of Glasgow from its pre-industrial beginnings to the modern day via its old maps. He will also talk about the maps of old Renfrewshire. 
Email to reserve a place. 



Peter's Railway Picnic - FREE

Date: Saturday 28th January 2017, 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Kilmacolm New Community Centre
Ages 4 - 9

Join author Chris Vine in reliving the journey in one of his most loved stories, Peter's Railway, The Picnic. You will get to build and operate your own model railway. 
A light snack will be provided. 
Email to reserve a place.



The British Betrayal of India? - FREE
Date: Thursday 26th January 2017, 7.30pm
Venue: Kilmacolm Library

Join acclaimed author of military history, Walter Reid, for a glass of wine and lively debate on Britain's role in India after WW2. In Keeping the Jewel in the Crown, he presents evidence to suggesting Britain held back India’s progress, leading to chaos in 1947 with repercussions still being felt to this day. 
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