Discover Giglets

We are proud to be a multi-award winning platform, delivering world class, digital educational materials for the development of literacy.

Children learn to read with technology using giglets


Giglets was founded in 2011 by Craig Johnstone, Jax McGhee and Dr. Karsten Karcher. We started out with a simple idea; make classic stories more accessible and engaging, so as not to lose them in a digital age. However, through our own voyage of learning, we’ve engaged with a wider community of pupils, teachers, parents, artists, writers, storytellers, enterprises and charities, and with all this wonderful support we’ve created something we could never have imagined.

Our Journey

Discover how Giglets evolved by exploring the timeline of our very own story.


Founded in Ayrshire

Giglets was founded in Ayrshire, Scotland in June 2011 by Craig Johnstone, Jax McGhee and Dr. Karsten Karcher. The first ebooks were created and launched via iTunes, Amazon, Kobo and others in over 50 countries.


Contracts Awarded

Contracts with language organisations such as the Gaelic Books Council (GBC) and Culture Vannin / Manx Heritage Founation are awarded.


Award Winners

Our first awards are achieved with 'ScotEDGE Award' winning £46,500. We are also recognised with a Scottish Parliament Motion for 'contributions to digital reading'.


Development Milestone

18 months of first core software development. EdTech transformation. We form our partnership with 256 Kelvin Limited.


SaaS launches

Our Software as a Service launches. First schools in Scotland and Wales come onboard. Contracts are awarded from the Welsh and Irish Government bodies. Honeycomb Creative Works 'Captivate Award' £20,000 winner.


WorldStories partnership

We acquire contracts with The Hunter Foundation, Highlands and Islands Enterprises (HIE) and Explore Learning. Partnership with KidsOut UK for WorldStories to 2,000 educators worldwide.


UK Success

Exciting times as growth in Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland continues. We form partnerships with Juniper Education and Bòrd na GĂ idhlig. We close the year with a £1.3m Scottish Government MCNG win.


Worldstories Success

Growth of WorldStories to over 15,000 educators worldwide. Scottish Government launch. 'Education & Training Award' at national Scottish Digital Business Awards. MCNG is launched.


Multi-language launches

Welsh Government framework win. East Ayrshire Council framework win. Launch of multi-language user interfaces.


Digital learning

Giglets continues to provide world class online learning experiences throughout COVID and sees our user base grow to in excess of 100,000 learners.


Canada Launch

Giglets wins the EdTech Impact teacher recommended award. We are now working with over 400 schools. Our team grows to 12, covering all corners of the UK. Giglets also goes international by launching in Ontario, Canada.


ILT Education

In March 2022 Giglets is acquired by the leading Nordic EdTech player, Sweden’s ILT Education, in a deal backed by the social impact private equity investor Trill Impact in a seven figure deal as the Giglets team embark on the next phase of growth in the UK and internationally.

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Our Awards

At Giglets we love making learning enjoyable. Here's a few of our awards and industry recognition.

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We’re an organisation with values. Commitment, fairness, honesty, reliability and excellence. Join our dedicated and engaged team to create new learning experiences for schools and children.

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ILT Education

ILT Education offers digital educational tools for schools and preschools, with a focus on audio and visual-assisted learning solutions for students with dyslexia, other cognitive needs or multi-lingual backgrounds.

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