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Accessibility

Visitors with particular access needs should contact us on 01988 403222.

This information is currently under review and will be updated by 12 August.


Access Policy

View our full access statement here for detailed information on each of our venues, parking and toilet facilities, travel information and other accessibility needs.

The statement will also be available on request from the office. Large print versions will be available on request.

Access Map

Our access map will be available online and physical copies will be available from the box office before the beginning of the festival.

Parking

We understand that parking during the festival can be particularly tricky. The lorry park, accessible on South Main Street beside The Old Bank Bookshop is temporarily allocated as disabled parking space. If you have a blue badge and you’re struggling to park, please telephone the box office and we’ll try to help.

Accommodation

To view the accessible accommodation listings for the area, please visit the Visit Scotland website here.

Induction loop

The Festival Marquee, County Buildings Main Hall, The McNeillie Tent, Wigtown Parish Church and The Print Room are all equipped with induction loop technology for the hard of hearing. 

Live Subtitling

We are currently finalising plans to offer live subtitling for people with hearing loss, for a selection of events, for two days during the 2022 Festival. Please check back for listings.

Dementia and disability friendly

Wigtown Library, located in the County Buildings, is a recognised Dementia Friendly Space by Alzheimer’s Scotland. It can be used as a quiet space throughout the festival if you’re visiting with someone who has dementia, learning difficulties or you just need a few minutes peace from the buzz.

Hidden Disabilities

Hidden disability sunflower lanyards will be available at the Box Office. If you have any additional needs or any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the box office at 01988 403222.

If you are a wheelchair user and have booked an event in The Yurt, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate appropriate seating.

View the list of wheelchair-accessible accommodation in the nearby area here.