The Learning Cloud

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Giglets is a multi-award winning company, committed to delivering world-class, educational material for reading and language development with our online resource The Learning Cloud.

The Learning Cloud is an innovative web-based service for schools. It brings together many different types and styles of texts, re-imagining some of the world’s most famous stories in a modern and animated educational experience.

DID YOU KNOW: The word ‘Giglets’, means ‘giggling children’, a word used by the Scottish poet Rabbie Burns who, like us, heralds from Ayrshire in bonnie Scotland ­­- After all, our mission is to get children to enjoy reading.


Our pioneering digital content brings stories to life with music, animation and illustrations. But it doesn’t stop there. The Learning Cloud takes these stories a step further by delivering cross-curricular educational resources, covering a range of levels for pupils aged 3-14.

That’s why we’ve had an important impact on learning in a rapidly increasing number of schools. We’ve also partnered with governmental and non-governmental bodies in delivering our pioneering products in Primary, Secondary, Special and Language Medium schools.


Giglets  was founded by Craig Johnstone and Dr Karsten Karcher. They met in 2007 through the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow when Craig was in his first year studying International Business and Marketing and Karsten was an Enterprise Partner and Strathclyde PhD Alumnus. The first full version of The Learning Cloud was launched in early 2015, and has grown into an advanced literacy platform used across the globe.