Christmas gifts galore at the Winter Kist

Some people having a look at Alans Engravers stall at last year's Winter Kist
Some people having a look at Alans Engravers stall at last year's Winter Kist

Wigtown Festival Company offers a warm welcome at this year’s Winter Kist taking place this weekend as part of Book Week Scotland.

A Kist is a traditional wooden chest for storing treasures, and The Winter Kist offers the perfect opportunity to find those treasures and striking Christmas gifts.

Taking place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November in the County Buildings, Wigtown from 10am-4pm, there will be 25 unique and distinctive stalls to browse over the two days with five new exhibitors to The Kist.

Producers and Artisans are selected to showcase the best of local and national art, craft, food and drink and the organisers are thrilled to present such an array of diverse and high quality stalls with exhibitors from as far afield as West Lothian and Aberdeenshire.

Gifts range from ‘belties’ to beer, cakes to cushions, and jewellery to jam - we promise you won’t leave empty handed.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to win a £50 cash prize.

The Kist events have become renowned for their warm welcome and friendly atmosphere and you’ll be assured of both this coming weekend. Entry is free.

They are looking forward to inviting Kirkcowan Post Office & Tearoom to the Kist for the first time. They’ll be there with scones, cakes, tray bakes and desserts. Yum!

The Festive Tearoom, organised by a team of superb volunteers, opens in the Supper Room for you to take the weight off your feet and enjoy a cuppa and mince pie, mulled wine (non-alcoholic of course) or a bowl of warming soup.

Santa will be in his Grotto (RSPB Viewing Room) for the duration of the event and thanks go to Wigtown Community Shop for their support. Messy Church NativiTREE decorating will also take place in Wigtown Library on Saturday 26 November from 10am – 1pm. And of course the town’s shops, bookshops and cafés doors are open too. The next Kist event will be The Spring Kist, taking place on 29 and 30 April 2017 in the County Buildings, Wigtown. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/TheKistWigtown, www.wigtownbookfestival.com or telephone 01988 402036.