The 25th annual Wigtown Book Festival proved to be a big success thanks to the great audiences and guests who visited Scotland’s National Book Town.
The 10 days from 22 September to 1 October saw a total of 230 events – including readings by authors, powerful lectures, poetry, live music, film, guided walks, and much more besides – for every age and taste.
These ranged from talks by household names like Kate Mosse, Maggie O’Farrell and Michael Morpurgo, a live two-hour BBC radio chat show hosted by Zara Janjua, and events with journalist Fergal Keane, international author and environmental activist Andri Snaer Magnason and Spring Watch botanist Leif Bersweden.
Adrian Turpin, the festival’s Artistic Director, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who came to celebrate our 25 years., as well as all our supporters, volunteers and sponsors. It’s been a hugely encouraging year with ticket sales up 24% on 2022.
“Covid and the cost of living crisis have made the past couple of years very difficult for organisations across the cultural and events sector in Scotland. But this year’s event shows that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”
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