Visit explores how Highland could take leaf out of Danish Libraries Services

Ken Gowans
Councillor Ken Gowans is pictured presenting Sanne Caft with a Highland Council Coat of Arms on behalf of Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael during his visit.

An Inverness Highland Councillor has recently visited the main Copenhagen Library in Denmark to see how modern library services are provided in the country.

Copenhagen Libraries is the largest public library organization in Denmark. It comprises a main library, nineteen branch libraries, a mobile library and special services at hospitals, prisons and nursing homes.

Councillor Ken Gowans for Inverness South Ward met with Assistant Library Director Sanne Caft and discussed the importance of libraries to Highland and Danish communities.

He said: "A family break provided a great opportunity to learn more about the Danish commitment to providing a progressive library service, one that is integrated with many other services and focused on community outcomes. There are a number of Danish initiatives that both Highland and libraries across Scotland could explore; these may be of very real benefit on a number of levels."

Councillor Ken Gowans is pictured presenting Sanne Caft with a Highland Council Coat of Arms on behalf of Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael during his visit.

In Highland region, the charity High Life Highland delivers library services on behalf of The Highland Council.

15 Jul 2015
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