Spotlight on . . . Wigtown Book Festival

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


This article is from 2012.

Spotlight on . . . Wigtown Book Festival

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.

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This article is from 2012.

Wigtown Book Festival

If ever there was a place to indulge your inner bibliophile, it’s Wigtown. Not only was it named Scotland’s National Book Town in the late 1990s, it is also home to the country’s biggest second-hand bookshop, and for the last 16 years has played host to one of the most important literary festivals that Scotland has to…

Various venues: Wigtown

Fri 22 Sep 2017

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Sat 23 Sep 2017

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Sun 24 Sep 2017

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…and 7 more dates until 1 Oct 2017

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