Scotland's Literary Heartland


Wigtown Festival Company - events in Wigtown and beyond

In addition to running Wigtown Book Festival every autumn, Wigtown Festival Company has a year-round programme of literary events in Dumfries & Galloway. These include our mini science festival - Big Bang - and Big DoG, a children's book festival in Dumfries. Check out what's on or browse our projects.

Big DoG

A children’s book festival for Dumfries

Returning in spring 2023. Dates will be announced later this year.

View information on this year's Big Dog festival here, or join our mailing list for updates.

Wigtown Book Festival

23 September - 2 October 2022

The festival programme will be announced on the 1st August 2022

Association of Wigtown Booksellers

The booksellers of Wigtown run several events, including an annual Spring Weekend of literary and cultural activities. Visit the AoWB website or AoWB Facebook page to find out more.