MP visits Amazon’s base in Dunfermline


MP Douglas Chapman has been photographed on a behind-the-scenes tour of retail giant Amazon’s huge warehouse in Dunfermline.


Douglas Chapman (right) and manager Gavin Morrison at Amazon’s Dunfermline Fulfilment Centre



The Scottish National Party politician was welcomed by manager Gavin Morrison on the visit, which was part of the company’s promotion for their ‘Kids Love Books’ campaign.

The initiative invites children to talk about and share their favourite books.

Mr Chapman toured the 1,000,000 sq ft. building, meeting with staff and the centre manager Gavin Morrison.



The MP for Dunfermline and West Fife said: “In Scotland we are lucky to count children’s authors such as JM Barrie, JK Rowling and Robert Louis Stevenson as our own so it’s fair to say that we’re a country with a rich heritage in children’s literature.

“This is a fantastic campaign designed to celebrate and honour our young readers where imagination is at its peak and Narnia and Hogwarts are very real.

“I have always been intrigued to see what goes on behind the scenes at one of Amazon’s fulfilment centres and I was delighted to be invited along to the Dunfermline site to learn more about this lovely new initiative.”


Mr Chapman met staff and saw behind the scenes at Amazon’s 1,000,000 sq ft. building in Dunfermline.



Centre manager Gavin Morrison said: “We launched the ‘Kids Love Books’ campaign this month to discover the UK’s favourite children’s books, as voted for by children themselves.

“We all have our favourites from when we were youngsters but our aim is to ignite a discussion about what captures the imagination of the younger generation of bookworms.

“We are encouraging parents and teachers of young readers to join the conversation and vote online on behalf of their children or pupils where there will be opportunities to win some great prizes.

“ We will then publish the results on to help children and adults discover great books that they will enjoy.”



Parents and teachers can visit to vote on behalf of their children or pupil(s) for a chance to win 30 Kindle e-readers and a £5,000 Gift Card for their school.

Two runner-up schools will each win a £2,000 Gift Card. Voting closes 23.59 GMT on Sunday, 12 July, 2015.