Venue changes at Wigtown Spring Festival

The team behind Wigtown’s Whisky, Words and Wisdom Festival has arranged new venues for some of the events following the change in circumstance at Bladnoch Distillery.

Last month the Distillery was put up for sale when the Northern Ireland based parent company went into liquidation. Although it had been hoped that the whisky themed events could still be held at the site next to the river Bladnoch, festival organisers felt it would be best to arrange other venues.

Secretary of the Association of Wigtown Booksellers, Fiona Murphie, said: “The staff at the Bladnoch Distillery have continued to support the preparations for the spring festival in every way they can but they were unable to confirm the use of the venue within our timeframe. Because of this we have arranged for several events, the Ceilidh, Tom Morton and the Wrigley Sisters, to be moved to the County Buildings.”

Other changes are Dorie Wilkie will now be talking about The Great Tapestry at the Baptist Church, Wigtown, Gavin Smith’s Let’s Talk About Whisky, will be at The Bookshop and the Whisky, Food and Tourism event will be at The Bladnoch Inn. There are plans for the photographic exhibition ‘Landscapes’ by Stranraer and Stewartry Camera Clubs to be held as a photo trail through a number of Wigtown’s bookshops.

Further details are available through www.wigtown-booktown.co.uk