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Spot-lit: the Business of Literature

In October 2018, Wigtown Festival Company embarked on a three-year project with partner organisations from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Finland and Iceland. Spot-lit is funded under the EU's Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, and will explore new approaches to literary tourism. As part of the project, we will be working closely with Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust as they seek to make Dumfries a leading UK destination for those interested in children's literature. In 2019, we will also be launching a scheme offering financial and mentoring advice to small businesses in Dumfries & Galloway who want to develop new literary tourism products - for example, tours or residential courses. 

More information and the latest updates can be found on the project's central website:

Read our press release here