Every autumn thousands of people descend on Wigtown in Dumfries & Galloway to experience Scotland's greatest literary party. Come and join them in one of the most beautiful parts of the country and discover why so many of our visitors would recommend the festival to a friend.
The award-winning festival has more than 250 events and activities for all ages over its 10 days, featuring many of the finest writers and speakers from Scotland and beyond - but it's not just about books, with field trips, author dinners and spectacular public art, this is a festival that grabs its audience and won't let go.
As Scotland's National Book Town, Wigtown offers the perfect space to explore fresh ideas. It's a place to think, to listen, debate and find fresh inspiration, whether at the festival itself or on the bookshelves of the many secondhand bookshops that dot the market town's ancient main square.