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Wigtown Book Festival

Upcoming events

Big Bang 2019

Winter Science Festival

8 - 10 March 2019

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

Wigtown Book Festival 2019

27 September - 6 October 2019

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.


Visiting Wigtown

Known for its friendliness and informality, Wigtown's annual award-winning book festival takes place in and around Scotland's National Book Town, a destination for booklovers who can lose themselves in a dozen local book shops.

We're also surrounded by some of southern Scotland's most beautiful countryside, from the hills of the Galloway Forest and crystal-clear skies of the area's world-renowned Dark Skies park, to the unspoilt shores of the Solway Firth.   

In the meantime, keep an eye on the website for our other year-round events and activities.

Read more:

History of the Festival
Wigtown Book Town
Bookshops

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Wigtown has managed to create a real ‘boutique’ feel to its festival. It’s refreshingly unstressed, set in stunning landscapes and with an enviably broad and sophisticated programme.

Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday

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