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Outwith the main festival

Scotland's National Book Town is open all year

The bookshops, cafes and inns of Wigtown welcome visitors all year round, and the annual autumn Book Festival is not the only literary event: the town hosts a number of special events throughout the year.

Events


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.


Hooked 2020

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

22 February

View programme here


Big Bang 2020

Winter Science Festival

Dates to be confirmed

Programme coming soon: please check back here for details, or join our mailing list for updates.

Big DoG 2020 

A children’s book festival for Dumfries 

24-26 April

Programme coming soon: please check back here for details, or join our mailing list for updates.

Writers' Gathering D&G 

Networking and professional development for the region's writers

16 May

Please check back here for details, or join our mailing list for updates.

Wigtown Book Festival 2020

25 September - 4 October

Through the year, we also run a range of other events in Dumfries & Galloway: please check back here for details, or join our mailing list for updates.


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.