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Wigtown Book Festival 2010

September 16, 2010

Since the mid 1990’s it was suggested that a ‘book town’ on the model
of Hay-on-wye would be a good way to regenerate a community in
Scotland.  From six small towns Wigtown was selected.  In 1999 the new
Scottish Parliment acknowledged Wigtown as Scotlands’ National Book
Town and in the same year the first book festival took place.

Now, eleven years on and still growing in strength, Wigtown boasts
numerous book shops and related businesses.

This years’ festival includes books by Emma Thompson’s Actress mother
Phyllida Law, BBC Reporter Martin Bell, Artist Martin Creed and Singer
Barbara Dickson, to name but a few.

It runs from September 24th til October 3rd and if you’re in the area,
check it out.

This beautiful illustration used for the cover of this years’ festival
guide caught my attention.

For directions and more info check the official website here.

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