KINGLASSIE councillor and Depute Provost of Fife, Julie Ford, celebrated World Book Day with her daughter Niamh on Thursday.

Cllr Ford's daughter attended nursery on the day and all children were invited to dress up as their favourite character. This nursery was just one of hundreds up and down the country also taking part in this day.

Cllr Ford said: "World Book Day is not only a fun, interactive day for kids, allowing them to dress up as their favourite character from a book, but it also positively promotes reading to and with our children.

"Reading is such an important tool that we all ensure we arm our children with. Not only for their educational outcomes and success, but for their mental wellbeing and to encourage important bonding time between parent and child.

"We have read to our daughter from day day one of her life, and now her favourite activity in a day is to go to her reading corner and have lots of different stories read to her. It's such a special moment to share, and I'd encourage all parents to do the same."