Jack Hunter's Galloway

Festival Marquee
Sun 2 Oct
16:30 UK
Free, ticketed

Join us for a special event to commemorate the life and work of the much-loved historian and writer Jack Hunter, a meticulous chronicler of Wigtownshire, its people and places. With his magpie eye for detail, Jack did more than anyone to uncover and preserve Galloway’s heritage, writing and speaking on a huge range of subjects, from the D-Day landings and the life of Sir Herbert Maxwell to Victoria Cross winner Louis McGuffie and Dorothy L Sayers. A panel of those who knew him best will talk about the man and his world, with short readings from his work.

About Jack Hunter

Born in Wigtown, Jack Hunter spent most of his teaching career as Head of English at Stranraer High School, later Stranraer Academy, where he inspired generations of students. For many years he lectured on Galloway literature and history for Glasgow University Department of Adult and Continuing Education, and he was also a proud member of the Wigtown Book Festival board of trustees. In 2016, he received the British Empire Medal.

Sponsored by The Old Bank Bookshop