Scotland's Literary Heartland


Wigtown Festival Company - events in Wigtown and beyond

In addition to running Wigtown Book Festival every autumn, Wigtown Festival Company has a year-round programme of literary events in Dumfries & Galloway. These include our mini science festival - Big Bang - and Big DoG, a children's book festival in Dumfries. Check out what's on or browse our projects.


A day festival for young people who are passionate about the arts

9-10 July 2022

View most recent programme here or join our mailing list for updates

Big Bang

Festival of Dark Skies: Winter Science Festival

Dates will be announced later this year

View information on last year's Big Bang festival here or join our mailing list for updates.

Big DoG

A children’s book festival for Dumfries

Returning in spring 2023. Dates will be announced later this year.

View information on this year's Big Dog festival here, or join our mailing list for updates.

Writers' Gathering D&G 

Networking and professional development for the region's writers

Due to limited resources the Writers' Gathering was postponed this year but will be returning next year.

View information on the 2021 online Writers' Gathering here, or join our mailing list for updates.

Wigtown Book Festival

23 September - 2 October 2022

The festival programme will be announced on the 1st August 2022

Association of Wigtown Booksellers

The booksellers of Wigtown run several events, including an annual Spring Weekend of literary and cultural activities. Visit the AoWB website or AoWB Facebook page to find out more.