Wigtown is well known for being "Scotland's National Book Town" and home of the annual Wigtown Book Festival.

Wigtown is a town and former royal burgh in Wigtownshire, within the Dumfries and Galloway region in Scotland. It is located seven miles south of Newton Stewart, so it’s ideal for exploring the Machars peninsula. Wigtown is well known for being "Scotland's National Book Town" and home of the annual Wigtown Book Festival. There is a wide range of independent bookshops and the town attracts a great amount of booklovers today, although the town had been suffering from depression until very recently. As a result, the town’s exceptional book status was planned in order to regenerate the town. The “Book Town” theme helped the town truly revitalise itself and Scotland’s National Book Town is now home to over 20 book-related businesses.

For more information about Scotland’s Book Town view the Wigtown website.

 

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