Find us in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town

Designated Scotland's National Book Town in 1998 - by an international panel - Wigtown is home to a community of booksellers and literary events.

More than just a festival: what we do

Since the first Wigtown Book Festival in 1999, we have expanded to become an energetic arts organisation working through the year to deliver a programme of literature development activities in the Dumfries & Galloway region of south-west Scotland.


Interior of The Bookshop, Wigtown. Armchair by fireplace, bookshelves

The sort of festival people become possessive about

The Guardian

I think that the shape and organisation of the 2021 Festival should act as a Gold Standard for other festivals to aim for

Audience Feedback Survey 2021