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

Access Policy

Access Policy Updated June 2018 (.pdf)

The Policy is also available on request from the office. Large print versions are available.

Access Map

Our access map is available online and physical copies are available from the box office. Click Here To View Our Accessibility Map

Induction loop

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

Live subtitling

Again in 2019, in association with Stagetext, the festival is providing live subtitling, for people with hearing loss, on Saturday 28 September and Sunday 29 September in the County Buildings, Main Hall. Subtitled events are marked (S) in listings.

Live subtitles are used in museums, galleries and other cultural venues for talks, tours and lectures. The speakers’ words are displayed openly on screens for talks and lectures, or appear on handheld tablets for tours. Learn more at

With generous support from The Castansa Trust.

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.


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.