Daniel Macalpine, pictured with his mother Ruth, has already signed up at Stornoway Library to be a Mischief Maker.

Libraries in the Western Isles are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Mischief Makers, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2018. 

The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. The theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers, inspired by the much-loved children's title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary.

To take part in Mischief Makers, all children need to do is sign up at their nearest library.

Seven year old Daniel, who attends Stornoway Primary School was earlier named as a runner up in the Wicked Young Writer Awards 2018.

The award now in its eighth year, allows entrants between the ages of 5 and 25 to submit literary works in various categories.

From over 4000 entries in the 5-7 category Daniel’s story was selected as one of the finalists. The story entitled ‘The Bumpy Trail’ tells the story of an eventful journey down a bumpy trail including the rescue of an otter and a car crash.

Daniel was invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London on 21st June and was named as one of two runners up in his category.

He was awarded a certificate by author Cressida Cowell, best known for her How to Train Your Dragon series which has been adapted to film by DreamWorks.

As well as a certificate all finalists received a goody bag including among other things a published anthology of their writing.

Pictured below along with Daniel is fellow runner up, Isabella Watson-Gandy and Cressida Cowell.

Earlier this year Daniel won the Gravett Garden Competition. Daniel designed a school garden with three rules to protect wildlife that might visit the garden.

In winning the award Daniel received a number of books signed by Emily Gravett as well as £500 in gardening vouchers for Stornoway Primary.