Dead Good Scots

County Buildings
In person event
Fri 24 Sep
12:00 UK
Free, ticketed
To book tickets for this event please call the box office on 01988 403222 or visit in person at 11 North Main Street.

Wigtown launches a unique exhibition and book involving 35 of Scotland’s most celebrated poets. The installation comprises a model church and graveyard designed by Hugh Bryden. Each gravestone contains a memorial to a Scot, some brilliant, some quietly dynamic, some plain insane, who never quite made the history books. Some of the distinguished poets joining editor Hugh McMillan for readings during the event include Andy Jackson, Gerda Stevenson, Aileen Ballantyne, Morag Anderson, Douglas Lipton, Finola Scott and Chris Dolan.

Wigtown Book Festival Events

This year's programme is a combination of physical and digital events. Please ensure you book correctly. Digital events will stream through the homepage of with young adult events streaming through the YA page.

Unless otherwise stated, events will last between 45 minutes - 1 hour.

Full Terms and Conditions for attending this year's Festival in person can be found on our website.

Asking questions
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