Wigtown Book Festival

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Edinburgh might have the biggest book festival in the world but Wigtown stands up as an individual one the with over 150 events over ten days, mixing up big names like Roddy Doyle (pictured), Julia Donaldson and Nick Nairn with local specials including a one-off Homecoming celebration of those two inextricably linked wonders: books and whisky. Visit wigtownbookfestival.com for full line-up.

Various venues, Wigtown, Fri 25 Sep-Sun 4 Oct.

StenaLine Wigtown Book Festival

Scotland's National Book Town holds a ten day festival, with over 150 events planned, including a special Homecoming mini-festival celebrating the connections between books and whisky. Programmed speakers include Roddy Doyle, Julia Donaldson, Kenny Loagn, Giles Foden, Nick Nairn, John Boyne, Christopher Brookmyre, Sue…


Music and poetry are intertwined in this collaborative special featuring poets Vivien Jones and Jackie Galley along with a small group of musicians. All the material being performed was inspired by trees and woodlands. Ticket price includes interval refreshments. 'Part of Wigtown Book Festival'.

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