This year's virtual Wigtown Book Festival will host the world premiere of Alexander McCall Smith's song cycle, "Ninian's Gift".
The Wigtown Festival Company—based in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, in Dumfries and Galloway — is spearheading a drive to make the region a centre for literary... Read more
This year's Wigtown Book Festival will now be held online owing to the pandemic, its organisers have confirmed.
The Wigtown Book Festival generated £4.3 million for the Scottish economy last year–up from £2.3 million since 2013.
This week's pictures round-up includes book events with Michael Palin and Nicola Sturgeon, as well as the launch of the first Festival America in London.... Read more