Book Town set for 16th festival

Blyth Duff enjoys last year's festival.
Blyth Duff enjoys last year's festival.

Today (Friday) sees the start of Wigtown’s biggest annual event as authors, locals and visitors turn out en masse.

The Wigtown Book Festival begins with a touch of art at 10am followed by more than 200 events and activities.

The 2014 festival is the largest ever and includes a packed programme throughout the week and in the evenings for adults, children and youngsters - who have created their own festival called WTF (WIgtown:The Festival).

Join in tonight with fireworks and music from Kirkcudbright Pipe Band in Wigtown square.

Big names such as Claire Balding, Graeme Obree, Jonathan Miller and Kate Adie are all preapring to descend on the country’s Book Town and tickets are going fast.

And this year’s event celebrates all things local with a Living Lowlands theme, looking at the pull and beauty of the Scottish lowlands here in Galloway,

Adrian Turpin, Director of Wigtown Book Festival said: “With a ten day packed programme of talks and activities we believe that this year’s Wigtown Book Festival has more incentive than ever for visitors to come and stay for the whole festival.

See a full programme at wigtownbookfestival.com.