Wigtown Ambassadors
Aldaron Woodcrafts

23 Glentrool Village
Wigtownshire
DG8 6SY

 

01671 840 728

 

We work with local hardwood. Because it is such a tactile and durable material we make functional domestic items such as chopping boards and benches. Our intent is to produce hard-wearing pieces that express the care and passion we feel for our work. Our studio space in Glentrool Studios & Gallery is open to the public from May-October 11am-4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.   

 

The anticipation of hearing the festival programme drop through the door is huge; it is the most marvellous event and we recommend it to everyone!

 

 

 
Alternative Root
29A Victoria Street
Newton Stewart
DG8 6NL

 

Alternative Root is a family run holistic centre in the heart of Newton Stewart. We started as a health food shop but the business has evolved into so much more, highlighting the need for somewhere that caters for those of us that do not want to take the conventional route and like things a bit different. We feel very passionately about bringing choice to the area. We sell health and whole foods, dietary specialties are catered for too, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free, alternative clothing, essential oils and skin products, supplements and herbal medicines. We have a herbalist and an alternative treatments therapist offering consultations, iridology, hopi ear candle therapy, Indian Head massage and much more. Call in and see us in the heart of Newton Stewart.
 
We love the Wigtown Book Festival because it unites people from all over the world and brings them to our little corner of paradise in the Machars!
 
Amanda Sunderland

The Isle Studio

Isle Of Whithorn

DG8 8LP

01988 500 148

 

Amanda Sunderland lives and works as an artist and author  in the Isle of Whithorn, where she was inspired to write her first book Wee McAsh To The Rescue. A mini adventure for young children about a quirky, cute little character Wee McAsh based on her own  miniature dachshund. It is now available at several stockists on the website weemcash.co.uk

 

From Wee McAsh's point of view, I really like being made a fuss of  and meeting new people, which happens a lot when I go to the Book Festival. I am especially keen to say there are lots of good places to eat there, so it's just great ,because I get to eat, sniff and look at books all at the same time!

 
Atkinson-Pryce Books

27 High Street

Biggar
Lanarkshire
ML12 6DA

01899 221225

 

Award-winning and lovely independent bookshop on Biggar High Street since 1993, with a warm welcome, knowledgeable staff and excellent stock, an aladdin’s cave, a place apart.  Somewhere to escape from the electronic hustle and bustle, to relax and browse and in all likelihood find treasure.  We’re on the road to Edinburgh from Wigtown with free parking outside the shop.

 

We’ve never been to the Wigtown Book Festival – honest, how shocking. But we love the fact that you’re there, dodging away, producing a great book festival and promoting books.  We love anyone who promotes books!

 
Cloud 9

165 Irish Street
Dumfries 
DG1 2NN

01387 257411

 

Cloud 9 is a small gallery and craft shop situated a stone’s throw from Dumfries High Street. Offering original, limited edition and locally produced crafts, Cloud 9 is a little oasis of calm welcoming browsers and shoppers alike. Cloud 9 also offers regular arts and crafts workshops, catering for all levels of ability.

 

Cloud 9 is proud to support Wigtown Book Festival. From a tourism point of view, the benefits are huge but the effect of bringing joy to one person through literature is even bigger. 

 

 

 
Craft

30 South Main Street
Wigtown

DG8 9HG

01988 403236

 

Here at Craft we offer the chance to enjoy our delicious homecooked evening menu, all made with locally sourced products and cooked to the highest standard. If food isn't what you fancy we also have a great bar on site, offering all your refreshment needs to revitalise you after a busy day touring our beautiful town. We are also the first evening bookshop in Wigtown, open from 5pm to 9pm you can unwind with a good book and a lovely glass of wine to finish off your day. Those wanting to enjoy a little more of Wigtown are more than welcome to stay with us in our hotel, which is also dog friendly.  
 
We are proud to be a part of Wigtown and the fabulous annual Book Festival. Wigtown is such a wonderful place and has so much to offer; the Festival brings so much vibrancy and excitement every year and it's great to be a part of it and support our beautiful part of Dumfries and Galloway. 

 

 
Craigard Gallery

Craigard Gallery

Craigard
13 North Main Street
Wigtown
DG8 9HL
 
 
 
 
 
 
01988 403378 / 07903044929

 

Craigard Gallery was established in 2014 by local artist and printmaker, Sarah Stewart. The Gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions, events and workshops during the Festival and throughout the year.  With an emphasis on quality we seek to introduce the best of British art and craft to our growing audience.  We always have a delightful selection of contemporary fine art paintings, prints, ceramics, jewellery, hand bound books, art books, children's books, greetings cards and bespoke gift wrap. 

 

I love the excitement that bubbles up each year as Wigtown Book Festival approaches. As an illustrator and mother of three young children the children's programme is the highlight of the Festival in our house. The author and illustrator events are a great source of entertainment for the whole family.

 

 
Cream o' Galloway

Cream o’ Galloway
Rainton
Gatehouse of Fleet
Castle Douglas

DG7 2DR

01557 814040

 

We are an organic dairy farm, where animal welfare and enhancing the wonderful environment around us is top of our agenda.

We are a luxury ice cream maker, creating truly scrumptious recipes from only the finest ingredients.

And we are a visitor centre, where we encourage visitors of all ages to spend a fun-filled day with us.

Cream o’ Galloway is founded on strong ethical and environmental principles and the theme of environmental and sustainable systems is consistent throughout the visitor experience, from the menu in the tearoom to visitor interpretation to the choice of family activities. Guided tours offer the opportunity to learn about our passion for animal welfare and discover how we minimise our impact on our environment and encourage wildlife diversity.

 

Wigtown Book Festival has a fabulous mix of speakers and events in a beautiful region.

 

 
Dumfries and Galloway! What's Going On?

Balgreddan Farm

Kirkcudbright
Dumfries and Galloway 
DG6 4XR
01387 325 326

 

DGWGO was created by Robin Baird back in 2011. It is now run by Robin and business partner, Derek Pennycook. DGWGO is an online hub for the entire community of Dumfries and Galloway and everyone that visits the area. What originally started off as just a Facebook page has grown into a website, YouTube channel, a weekly online newsletter, a Twitter page, a Facebook page and Instagram page, all under the flag of DGWGO. They are all run by Robin and Derek and offer free services such as up to the minute local news and sport, featured articles, an events calendar, classified listings, traffic news, weather updates, local tide times and much much more.

 

We love Wigtown Book Festival because of the positive effect it has on the entire region, not only promoting reading and writing for everyone of all ages and backgrounds, but also getting folk out and about to parts of Dumfries and Galloway they may not normally visit. We truly believe that WBF is one of the region's flagship events and look forward to seeing it grow each year.

 
Earthy

Earthy Canonmills
1-6 Canonmills Bridge
Edinburgh
EH3 5LF
Restaurant: 0131-556-9696
Shop: 0131-556-9699

 

Earthy Causewayside
33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace
Edinburgh
EH9 1SX
Cafe: 0131-667-0359
Shop: 0131-667-0359

 

Earthy Portobello
19-21 Windsor Place
Portobello
Edinburgh
EH15 2AJ
Shop: 0131-344-7930

0131-556-9699
 

Earthy has three stores serving our local communities in Edinburgh, our market stores sell Organic, local, fair-trade and fairly-traded produce. We also have a café (Earthy Causewayside) & restaurant (Earthy Canonmills) that are open all day offering local and in season food freshly made food from our kitchens. 

 

Earthy puts itself in the heart of our communities and supports Wigtown Book Festival for the bringing together of its community with its celebration of both arts and literature. Events like the Wigtown Book Festival let people make connections that last a lifetime.

 

 
Elegant Originals

Elegant Originals

Smithy Cottage
Dalbeattie Road
Cargenbridge
Dumfries
DG2 8LW

 

 

07972 000962

 

At Elegant Originals I specialize in felted gifts made from the finest wool and silk fibres. My range includes brooches to bookmarks, felted pictures to wall hangings, silk chiffon scarves to wraps, felted glass and hand woven tartan style bodices and gowns. Everything is made by hand in Dumfries and Galloway. Inspiration comes from Dumfries and Galloway's stunning scenery and colourful heritage. My passion is colour and texture which is evident in my work.

 

Wigtown Book Festival is family; though I am not from Wigtown, I feel like I belong.

 
Galloway Activity Centre

Loch Ken

Parton

Castle Douglas

DG7 3NQ

01644 420626

 

The Galloway Activity Centre is located on the banks of Loch Ken in South West Scotland. We cater for families, individuals and groups alike. We offer activities, course, equipment hire, accommodation and holiday packages.

 

Activities on offer include sailing, windsurfing, power boating, kayaking, canoeing, combat laser games, archery, mountain biking, climbing and abseiling, wobbly water park and more….

 

We think the range of authors at the festival is incredible; it’s a really good experience for anyone, whether you’re an aspiring author, a big reader or just love a good story. It has a welcoming family atmosphere and everyone is made to feel welcome.

 
Galloway Chillies

Ballaird Cottage

Wigtown

DG8 9BE

07872 066583

 

Galloway Chillies is a small business based in South West Scotland, where we grow chilli plants, from the mild through to the super hot; and produce a range of chilli based preserve products for sale to trade and direct to customers.

 

Local sourcing is a core value of the business, we care about our raw ingredients and they are sourced as locally as possible including the chillies we use, which if they are not our own are all British grown.

 

I just love Wigtown Book Festival, the friendliness of it all and the fantastic people that I get to meet every year.

 
Galloway House Estate

Stables House
Home Farm
Garlieston
Newton Stewart
Wigtownshire
DG8 8HF

01988 600 694

Galloway House Estate

www.gallowayhouseestate.co.uk

 

We offer 4 beautiful holiday cottages on the coast in Galloway, S.W. Scotland. We are a 10 minute drive from Wigtown , Scotland's national booktown.. The cottages have a range of facilities including a wood-fired hot tub, an    outdoor pizza oven and an all weather tennis court. We also offer a chic Edinburgh apartment to rent.

 

We love the Wigtown Book Festival and have seen it grow into the success it is today. We love the books, the authors, the atmosphere and the conversations.

 
Gina Lillycrop Designs

Airlies Farm
Wigtown
Newton Stewart
DG8 9BD

01988 860724 or 07816 197439

 

Gina Lillycrop Designs can be found within the beautiful rolling hills of Wigtownshire, South West Scotland. Gina designs and makes bespoke soft furnishings such as  curtains, blinds and pelmets, from small country cottages to Stately homes throughout Dumfries and Galloway. She also designs her own range of  home interior furnishings and children's rugs from her remote Farm Studio, which can be found on her website.

 

Wigtown Book Festival: This is no ordinary book festival, just ask the artists, makers, musicians, actors, market sellers............who attend and add to the wonderful atmosphere and author events.

 
Glaisnock Cafe & Guest House

20 South Main Street
Wigtown
DG8 9EH

 

 

 

 

01988 402249

Glaisnock Cafe & Guest House

www.glaisnock.co.uk

 

The Glaisnock Cafe is a book themed cafe in the heart of Wigtown with three cafe rooms full of great books, great food and as part of the happy cafe network, a great atmosphere. If the weather allows relax in our cafe herb garden. We offer a relaxing place to enjoy chef-prepared homemade dishes using locally-sourced produce. Our mouthwatering dishes include award winning breakfasts, homemade soups, freshly baked rolls, haddock fillet in homemade beer batter served with handcut chips, traditional homemade steak pie and our delicious range of desserts including homemade cakes will prove a real temptation. We offer family & dog friendly accommodation in our adjoining guesthouse with ensuite rooms and flexible bed set ups for different size groups.

 

We have enjoyed the Wigtown Book Festival as visitors and now enjoy being part of it! With our business being located in the heart of the action it is all fabulous books, fabulous authors, fabulous conversations and of course fabulous food for ten days.

 
HappySnail Crafts

76 George Street

Whithorn

DG8 8QA

 

 

 

 

 

01988 700829 / 07552127139

 

HappySnail Crafts is set in the middle of the Machars, South West Scotland. Fran is the resident textural artist. Her work is inspired by the wildlife and countryside that surrounds her. ‎All the products are designed and hand knitted by Fran and each carry the Tibetan silver HappySnail.

 

Wigtown Book Festival is awesome, ‎exciting, unique and most of all great fun for all ages.

 
High Kirkland Holiday Cottages

High Kirkland Holiday Cottages
Cannee Farm, 
Kirkcudbright, 
Dumfries & Galloway, 
DG6 4QA

07967 807375

High Kirkland Holiday Cottages, Kirkcudbright, have three high quality self-catering units. The holiday cottages are situated only 1 mile from Kirkcudbright, tucked away in rural South West Scotland. 

All cottages are traditional stone built, and completely renovated to a high standard. Whilst surrounded by green fields where local Galloway cattle are raised, they are without the farmyard noise and activity often encountered with renovated farm cottages.

 

The book festival is great for bringing people to Dumfries and Galloway to see what’s on offer and for putting the region on the map.

 
Hillcrest House

Maidland Place

Wigtown

DG8 9EU

01988 402018

 

Established in 2003, Hillcrest is a 4-star family run Guest House offering excellent B&B accommodation in 6 ensuite rooms, together with Award Winning evening meals. 


I love the buzz the festival creates in the town and have enjoyed watching it go from strength to strength each year.

 

 
Jenny Wren Toys, Games, Books and Music

111 King Street

Castle Douglas

DG7 1LZ

01556 502645

 

At Jenny Wren's we pride ourselves on stocking prize winning authors, writers and illustrators. We seek out books to inspire young readers as well as ensuring we stock quality editions of well-loved children’s classics. Our toys and games bring happiness and fun for all the family, perfect for rainy days and sunshine summers.

 
We love the children's programme in the Wigtown Book Festival. Every autumn, some of UK's funniest and talented children’s writers and illustrators, as well as masses of entertaining family events happen just down the road. How good is that?
 
KGRGlass

Kirkstone Cottage
32 Rotchell Road 
Dumfries
DG2 7SB

07791 526 927

 

From her cottage garden studio, using a variety of coloured and textured glass, kiln firing and copperfoil,  Grace hand cuts and hand finishes glass gifts for all occasions including glass accessories for the home. She uses inspiration from the varied coastline and countryside of Dumfries and Galloway particularly creating unique pieces on driftwood from the Solway shores. Commissions can be taken for bespoke and personalised glassware.

 

The Wigtown Book Festival has an amazing 'happy feelgood' buzz of atmosphere and brings book lovers, writers, authors,  critics and journalists from all over the country not just as participants but as visitors with all ages catered for creating a true family event.

 

Kirkstone Cottage
32 Rotchell Road
Dumfries
DG2 7SB

07791 526 927

kgrglass@hotmail.co.uk

 
Kilnford Farm Shop and Restaurant

Kilnford Farm Shop
Kilnford Barns
Dumfries
DG2 8PT

 

 

01387 253087

 

Kilnford is considered the food hub of Dumfries and Galloway, offering a butchers counter packed full of home reared meats, a well stocked farm shop, deli and a restaurant serving up quality local sourced dishes.

 

We’re looking forward to getting involved with, and supporting this year's Wigtown Book Festival.  It’s great to have such a fantastic event within the region!

 
Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

Dumfries & Galloway

DG9 9AD

01776810471

 

Sitting in its own cove with lawns running down to the sea, this exceptional 1869 Shooting Lodge is nothing short of glorious. You can see why John Buchan gathered inspiration for The Thirty-Nine Steps here.   A Michelin Star restaurant, 150 malts in the bar and 10 gorgeously appointed bedrooms set in 39 acres of grounds.

 

Throughout the Wigtown Book Festival we are happy to offer a Festival Rate of £25.00 off per room, per night from 25th September to 4th October, subject to availability.  Please contact the hotel for more details. This cannot be used with any other offer. 

 
Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre

Gatehouse of Fleet
Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway
DG7 2ES

01557 840 217

 

Laggan Outdoor offers adventure and recreational activities for all the family.  Open all year with a superb cafe on site offering delicious home cooked food & cakes.

 

Wigtown Book Festival puts D&G on the map and allows new visitors to realise just how wonderful this region is.

 
Livin the Dream

annadongela@hotmail.com

07766 826 026

 

www.livinthedreamis.com

 

Local artisit/maker taking inspiration from the beautiful Wigtownshire countryside.  Specialising in paintings reflecting the amazing sunsets and landscapes we experience here.  I also paint on silk and glass, make jewellery and create characters such as scowly owls and mad cows from pebbles and wood. 

 

Wigtown Book Festival has amazing experiences and something for everyone, wholly inclusive.

 
Made in Wigtownshire

 

We are #MadeInWigtownshire. We offer local artists, makers, craftspeople, food and drink producers and events the opportunity to sell or promote their goods via our website and shoppers to chance to buy unique, quality produce made in our area. They make, we promote and together we tell the world about our amazing creative, region and the people who live here.

 
We love the festival as it brings the world to experience the wonder that is Wigtownshire.
 
McGill Duncan Gallery

231 King Street

Castle Douglas

DG7 1DT

01556 502468

 

The McGill Duncan Gallery is an art gallery In Castle Douglas, South West Scotland, selling contemporary work by national and international artists and makers and Scottish paintings from the 19th century onwards.

 

Attending an event at Wigtown Book Festival is invariably the beginning of interesting conversations. It's all about the people: the authors, everyone who gathers to listen and people you speak to in the cafes and book shops.

 
Midsteeple Box Office

Midsteeple
High Street
Dumfries
DG1 2BH

01387 253383

 

The Midsteeple dates from 1707 and is a prominent building in the centre of Dumfries. We are located within the main part of the building and serve as a ticket outlet for events big or small within Dumfries & Galloway whether it’s online, phone or in person through Ticketweb or with your own tickets.

 

The Wigtown Book Festival gives you the opportunity to meet fascinating authors and find what inspired them.

 

 
Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

Waulkmill House
Minnigaff
Newton Stewart
Wigtownshire
DG8 6AF

01671 404924

 

The Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival is a 3-day celebration of traditional music including concerts featuring award winning traditional music artists, music workshops, tune sessions, song sessions, tune and song writing competitions, pipe band performances, dancing…there's something for everyone and for all ages.

 

Wigtown Book Festival is an event we aspire to be like as it's diverse, inclusive and, most of all, interesting, enlightening and fun, attracting world class authors and artists to our beloved Galloway.

 
Peninsula Design

26 George Street
Whithorn
Dumfries & Galloway
DG8 8NZ

 

 

 

01988 501014


www.peninsulawebdesign.co.uk

 

With over 30 years experience in the design and print business, we offer practical and affordable design solutions for businesses both in print and online. Our services range from design of a new brand and marketing materials to websites and social media campaigns. We want to help your business look its best but understand that many businesses don’t have pots full of cash. That’s why we offer fixed prices so you know exactly where you stand and are comfortable with what you have to pay.

 

As individuals we have a lifelong love of books and have spent many happy hours over the years browsing the contents of Wigtown’s bookshops. That’s why, now we are locals, we are excited to have more time to visit and support the book festival. 

 
Red Squirrel Crafts

63 Glentrool
DG8 6SY

01671 840386

 

I am a crochet jewellery artist.  I work with tiny crochet hooks, fine cotton thread, semi-precious gemstones, silver and copper, to create unusual and beautiful jewellery.  I live in Glentrool, in Galloway Forest Park, and my deep love for the natural beauty here reflects in my work.  My jewellery takes inspiration from the natural world around me: designs include flowers, leaves, sunshine, stars and snowflakes.

 

I love the Festival! Every year I find at least one talk which opens my mind and gives me new ideas to think about.  The atmosphere is both vibrant and relaxed at the same time; there’s always a buzz in the air and lots of friendly people to chat to.

 
Renita Boyle - Tell Together Tales
Seaview Manse
Church Lane
Wigtown
DG8 9HS
 
01988 402314
 
Renita Boyle is a tale-telling, tongue-twisting troubadour, KidLit author and poet. She performs for thousands of people annually and has been described as 'a remarkable powerball of imagination and inventiveness, who can keep young audiences spellbound and older listeners thinking.' -Norman Stone, 1A Productions
 
She regularly runs writer development workshops and residencies combining her skills in telling, writing and art. Renita has served as Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence for Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, Storyteller in Residence with ShetlandArts and is actively involved with the Scottish Storytelling Centre.  Most impressive, however, is her ability to head butt trolls down the river, teach opera skills to wide mouth frogs, and make hairy hikers wolf stew with the three little pigs and the masses of school children who visit the Wigtown Book Festival each year.
 
What do I love about the festival? The many amazing children's authors who bring so much to our education programme and the night that several local school children knocked on my door and spontaneously serenaded me with the silly songs I taught them at the bookfest several years before.

 

 
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

Mill Road
Dumfries
Dumfries & Galloway
DG2 7BE

01387 264 808

 

The RBC Film Theatre is a 69 seater cinema nestled beside the banks of the River Nith in the centre of Dumfries.  We offer patrons the opportunity to see blockbuster releases alongside the best that independent and world cinema has to share.  The RBCFT is a fully wheelchair accessible, fully equipped digital cinema in Dumfries with a 5m x 2m screen and a fantastic sound system.

 

Wigtown Book Festival is a close colleague of the Film Theatre in the world of cultural entertainment and education.  Film and literature have been so closely interconnected in the last century as examples of leisure, learning and raising awareness of the world in which we live.  We love to lose ourselves in the pages of a good book or in the scenes of a great movie and we are very proud that the Film Theatre is an Ambassador for this wonderful Festival!

 
Rosebank Holiday Cottage
Rosebank
Port Logan
DG9 9NG 
01776 701 7010 / 07732 416 575

 

Situated in the pretty unspoilt village of Port Logan in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland, Rosebank Holiday Cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms and is pet friendly. 

 

Wigtown Book Festival has led the way in promoting Dumfries and Galloway and actively supports other small businesses. 

 
Scottish Slate Gift

Scottish Slate Gift

Glenmore House
Newtown St Boswells
Melrose
TD6 0PL

01835 824 529

 

Scottish Slate Gift is an artisan company which makes slate items and wood items from a small workshop in the Scottish Borders. Every slate piece is picked and crafted by hand giving a high quality gift item. Our pieces have featured on the Channel 4 programme The Taste UK with Nigella Lawson.

 

Wigtown Book Festival is a fantastic event and very well organised – it’s a great opportunity to see many events and activities with literary connections.

 
Scottish Storytelling Forum

43-45 High Street,

Edinburgh

EH1 1SR

0131 652 3272

 

The Scottish Storytelling Forum was founded in the early 90s when a group of people carrying on oral storytelling traditions, buoyed by the Scottish folk revival, set up an organisation to support storytellers and promote Scottish storytelling.

 

Now based at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, a vibrant multi-arts venue in the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal mile, we support a unique community of professional storytellers who live and work all over Scotland. Storytellers come from a huge variety of backgrounds, communities and traditions, and bring a variety of experiences, talents and approaches to their storytelling. They all hold in common a commitment to continuing the ancient art form and powerful form of communication that is oral storytelling, and to developing storytelling for contemporary applications and contexts. 

 

Today, as part of the TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) we work in close partnership with our friends the Traditional Music Forum and Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland.

 

We support the Wigtown book festival as a unique opportunity in South West Scotland to discover stories old and new. We encourage all of our storytellers to come and experience the magic - and maybe even tell a story or two!

 

43-45 High Street,

Edinburgh

EH1 1SR

0131 652 3272

mairi@scottishstorytellingcentre.com

 

 
Solway View Holidays
Balmangan Farm

Borgue

Kirkcudbright

DG6 4TR

 

01557 870206

 

Award winning small campsite in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway.  Solway View is a great base to explore the area or to simply enjoy a relaxing stay. Located within Balmangan Farm and right beside the sea. Feel free to explore with our farm and the woodland walks. Enjoy the sea at the little bay only a short walk from the campsite.  Near to the Artists town of Kirkcudbright and not too far from the national Book town of Wigtown.

 

Families, individuals and groups very welcome. Beautiful views, open countryside, spacious pitches, kids play area, modern heated w.c./showers, campfires allowed and pets welcome. 

 

Wigtown Book Festival is a brilliant festival and brings people from far and wide to beautiful Dumfries and Galloway.  With a warm welcome and a host of very well organised events there is fun for all ages.  If you enjoy a good book you will love Wigtown Book Festival.  

 
Susanna Hanl Jewellery

Harrogate
HG3 2SH

 

07904 292841

 

Unique handmade jewellery in silver, gold, mixed metals, precious and semi precious stones. Commissions and reworking old jewellery welcome.

 

I love books, the paper version, from classics to Nordic Noir.

 
The Butterfly and Toadstool
07745 901 314

 

Handmade lovelies for every occasion. The Butterfly and Toadstool produces handmade products ranging from children's clothing, gifts, cards and accessories. All our items are inspired by nature and the environment around us. We design and hand make everything here in our little Scottish studio and love to use old, new and recycled materials in all of our products. This ensures our items are finished to our high standard with many pieces being one off and truly unique. Custom orders can also be placed to ensure that extra special touch is added to every gift.

 

The Wigtown Book Festival is something that brings people together in a stunning location who can all share their love of literature and arts. It suits all ages and it’s the type of event that can spark new interest in so many different areas. It’s great so see so much enjoyment in a truly family friendly atmosphere.

 
The Gallery at Laurieston

Laurieston
Castle Douglas
Kirkcudbrightshire
DG7 2PW

 

 

 

 

01644 450235

 

The Gallery at Laurieston is the home of award-winning photographer Phil McMenemy.
A warm welcome is guaranteed at the gallery - as are an array of fine art and landscape images of Scotland in general and Galloway in particular. Phil, despite his colour-blindness, manages to capture this area at its very best. Try to make time to call in and see Phil and view his beautiful work – you won’t regret it.  

 

Books are so important. To have an event which celebrates books, words, authors and prose is fantastic. Wigtown transforms itself to celebrate books – just brilliant!

 
The Old Bank Bookshop

7 South Main Street

Wigtown

DG8 9EH

 

 

 

 

01988 402111

 

When Ian and Joyce bought The Old Bank Bookshop in 2004, there was nothing but rawl plugs – no shelves – no books. Some 10+ years on, they have transformed the former customs house/bank into a six-room bookshop, with the garden now hosting one of Wigtown Book Festival’s marquees. The Old Bank Bookshop prides itself in offering a traditional bookshop experience. Home to book launches, talks, musical events, reading groups, pop-up productions and, of course, THE BOOK! What you see on The Old Bank shelves is NOT online, which in itself, is probably altogether unique.

 

Wigtown Book Festival is an experience – 10 exhilarating  days in an extraordinary community in celebration of the book, where old friendships rekindle and new ones begin.  It’s the highlight of our bookselling-year.

 
The Swallow Theatre

Moss Park
Ravenstone
Whithorn

DG8 8DR

01988 850 368

 

The Swallow Theatre is a converted byre about three miles from Whithorn. Scotland's smallest theatre, seating 48 people, has a unique atmosphere often commented on by both audience and performers. There have been more than three hundred events at the Swallow Theatre since its foundation in 1996. These include many visiting professional theatre companies and musical ensembles, and music and theatre provided by local amateurs. The theatre has a very supportive local audience, often augmented by visitors and holiday makers.

 

I always enjoy the Wigtown Book Festival; there is such a wide variety of stimulating events, and the opportunity to meet many interesting people.

 
Unit 3 Gallery

Bladnoch Bridge Estate

Wigtown
Newton Stewart
DG8 9AB
01988 402666

 

The aim of Unit 3 Gallery is to showcase works by recognised artists but also to highlight the wealth of local artistic talent we have in Galloway. Housed in the old dispatch warehouse for a creamery, Unit 3 is a large, whitewashed space which lends itself perfectly to showing a diverse range of artwork and sculpture in an informal atmosphere. Our aim is to hold five exhibitions through the year, each running for two months and each with a theme. As well as oils and watercolour originals we have shown kinectic sculpture, photography, found art and ceramics.

 

We love Wigtown Book Festival and what it stands for - as well as celebrating the written word in so many imaginative ways the festival brings the community together.