WEST Dunbartonshire libraries and cultural services is promoting Scotland’s national adult reading promotion – Read the Past Imagine the Future.

The initiative is running in libraries across the area until Book Week Scotland in November, celebrating the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

The aim is to increase knowledge of local and national history and for readers to experience imaginative and speculative visions of the possible future.

This event also celebrates other histories and speculates imaginatively on all our futures.

A council spokesperson said: “We have a great range of titles in our libraries including novels by Nigel Tranter, A. L. Kennedy and Robert Louis Stevenson.

“You can also explore alternative futures from masters of the science fiction genre including Margaret Atwood, Ken MacLeod and H.G. Wells.

“If readers prefer non-fiction libraries we have some wonderful books from authors including Alastair Moffat’s The Scots: A Genetic Journey which look into our extraordinary history through the latest scientific methods.

“There is also the opportunity to win £50 in book tokens, by submitting your own book reviews.”

To enter readers just need to complete a review card in your local library or post a Tweet containing the hashtag #ReadThePast17, the book title and review comments.

If you would simply like to recommend titles to staff, you can tweet them to @wdclibraries with the hastag #ReadThePast17

The promotion is touring round branches at Alexandria; Clydebank; Dumbarton and Dalmuir.