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Wigtown Book Festival

The 2018 festival is now over. With thanks to all our visitors who came to the festival from near and far, to our authors and speakers, to our army of volunteers, and to our funders and supporters for helping us to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Upcoming events

The next Wigtown Book Festival takes place from 27 September to 6 October 2019.

Through the year, we also run a range of other events in Dumfries & Galloway: please check back here for details, or join our mailing list for updates.

Visiting Wigtown

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.   

In the meantime, keep an eye on the website for our other year-round events and activities.

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History of the Festival
Wigtown Book Town

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Wigtown has managed to create a real ‘boutique’ feel to its festival. It’s refreshingly unstressed, set in stunning landscapes and with an enviably broad and sophisticated programme

Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday

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