Successful Spring Book Weekend in Wigtown

Despite the rather mixed weather a very successful Spring Book Weekend organised by Wigtown Booksellers was held last weekend in the county town and Scotland’s National Booktown.

Visitors and locals alike enjoying the eclectic mix of speakers and events held in the bookshops and cafes around town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Wigtown Spring Book Weekend.'''Aimee Bell with her completed book art design that she made with Julie Houston at the Book End Studio, Spring Book Festival.

Wigtown Spring Book Weekend.'''Aimee Bell with her completed book art design that she made with Julie Houston at the Book End Studio, Spring Book Festival.

Many of the venues sold out including talks from the well-known ‘big guns’ of local history, Tom McCreath, Professor Ted Cowan and Jack Hunter. There was a packed audience for a fascinating talk and tea tasting with Angela Hurrell of Creetown’s Garrocher Tea Garden, a good crowd for the walk and talk by Mark Jardine on the Wigtown Martyrs and all the children’s events were well supported.

Next up in Wigtown is the Wigtown and Bladnoch Food Festival on 23rd and 24th May.