The next Wigtown Book Festival takes place from 21-30 September 2018. A full programme will be announced at the end of July - watch this space or join our mailing list for updates.


This year will see our 20th festival, and we're having a 10-day party. Come and help us celebrate with more than 250 events, including some of the nation's most interesting writers, as well as theatre, film and music. All ages are welcome. As well as events for adults, we have two dedicated programmes for children and for young people aged 13+.


Known for its friendliness and informality, Wigtown's annual award-winning book festival takes place in and around Scotland's National Book Town, a destination for booklovers who can lose themselves in a dozen local book shops. We're also surrounded by some of southern Scotland's most beautiful countryside, from the hills of the Galloway Forest and crystal-clear skies of the area's world-renowned Dark Skies park, to the unspoilt shores of the Solway Firth. 

We hope to see you later in the year.
In the meantime, keep an eye on the website for our other year-round events and activities.