New Trustees Sought To Be Part Of Wigtown Festival Company’s Future

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The Wigtown Festival Company (WFC) is seeking new trustees to join its board, and help continue building on its success.

While it is best-known for the flagship Wigtown Book Festival which is held over 10 days in late September and early October, WFC has a year-round programme of events and local activities including a science festival and programmes for children and young people.

Marjorie Lotfi, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “We are looking for people who share our aims and wish to contribute to the ongoing strategic development and governance of WFC. It is also important to us to have a good balance of skills and backgrounds on the board.
“We would be particularly interested in enhancing our board’s cultural diversity and in having more members with a knowledge of the Gaelic language. We would also love to hear from people with arts administration and/or fundraising experience.”

Applications are open to people from any part of Scotland although WFC is also specifically seeking applications from those residing in, or having links to, Wigtown and Dumfries & Galloway.

WFC is also recruiting a new Chair of the Board of Trustees to take up the role this November at the end of the current chair’s term. Marjorie Lotfi will remain a trustee to ensure a smooth transition.

She or Roger Davis (vice chair) would be happy to have an informal chat with anyone thinking of applying to join the board.


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