Spotlight on . . . Wigtown Book Festival

Spotlight on . . . Wigtown Book Festival

The festival takes place in Scotland’s National Book Town every autumn

Not only is Wigtown Scotland’s National Book Town, it was also awarded a Creative Places Award for most creative small town as part of the Year of Creative Scotland 2012 - and Wigtown Book Festival takes its place as the jewel in the crown.

Inspired by the stars above us, this year’s festival, as Director Adrian Turpin explains, ‘celebrates the power of those unspoilt heavens and the countryside below: from stargazing suppers and fairy-tale walks, to the baroque fantasies of the Arabian Nights and the improbable dreams of the new breed of space explorers.’

Attracting some of the biggest names in literature and coupled with an eclectic atmosphere while maintaining the intimate vibe so well loved by literary audiences, the festival certainly possesses a unique character. Look out for the mysterious paper sculptures too!

Wigtown, 28 September–7 October.

Year of Creative Scotland is helping to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Find out all that this special year has to offer at

Wigtown Book Festival

An established and celebrated feature in the Scottish literary calendar attracting many big names. For ten days Scotland’s National Book Town buzzes with book events as well as theatre, music and site-specific events in quirky venues. The 2020 event will now take place online and will feature two main themes: Resilience…

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