Company News

John MacPherson is one of the Directors and Co-owners of Bright Red Publishing, Scotland's leading independent educational publisher of Study Guides and Course Books. He's involved in all aspects of the business but focuses particularly on commissioning new titles and developing digital products.

He's recently joined the Publishing Scotland Trustee Board and is delighted to be getting involved in the work they do. John is especially looking forward to working closely with other board members to help promote the visions and values of the industry body.

Find out more about the important work Publishing Scotland do here.

Support from Bright Red

We understand that home-learning can be challenging and wanted to reach out and let you know that our online shop is open and we are offering 25% off all books this January with discount code SUPPORT2021 to help you stay on track. Have a browse here.

We also have some FREE resources that you can use to support your learning:

  • Our online learning platform, the Bright Red Digital Zone

  • 45+ playlists of subject videos on our YouTube channel

  • Our blog which has useful study tips and advice for home-learning

Any questions? Drop us an email at - we'd love to hear from you!

COVID Update

We are pleased to say our online shop will remain open and we will continue processing and sending out orders throughout this new lockdown. We have over 70 books available on our online shop so if you need some help with home-learning, have a browse here.

Remember we also have an online learning platform called the Bright Red Digital Zone. You just need an email address to register and then can access content for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher subjects. It's free to use and is packed with activities, tests and videos! Take a look here.

Any questions? Get in touch via social media or email us at We are here to help!

December Sale

To lighten the learning load and brighten up the end of a very challenging year, we are offering 25% off all our books this December. If you've been thinking of picking up one of our books for a while or want to place a larger order, this is the perfect time to do so! Plus, you'll be supporting a small business where every purchase made makes such a difference.

To make the most of this offer, simply visit our online shop and enter the discount code: BRIGHTFUTURE at the checkout. Our books make incredibly useful stocking fillers and are the perfect companions to prelim preparation and your studies!

Offer runs until the 31st December 2020.

New publication

We are delighted to have published a brand NEW EDITION of our popular Higher Graphic Communication Course Book. Written by experienced teachers and subject experts, Peter Linton and Scott Hunter, this Course Book features complete coverage of the Higher Graphic Communication course with dozens of EXAM PREP questions and a bespoke supporting worksheets. It's been revised to reflect the SQA changes and contains a fully updated assignment chapter.

If you're looking for a book that will help you to develop and refine practical skills from freehand sketching and illustration to 3D CAD and DTP techniques and an aid that will help you prepare for your prelim and course exams, then this book ticks every box!

Visit our online shop to place your order today.