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Scotland is very well served with book festivals. They range
from the world's largest to small local ones run by volunteers.
We've gathered together all those we could find (and a few other
festivals with literary content). If we've missed one or you want
us to provide more information about your festival, please email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org. The List
publishes an annual guide to all of Scotland's festivals including
book festivals: see the guide online.
As many 2020 events have been cancelled or moved online,
please check the festival's website for the latest
A festival celebrating Uist's literature.
Glasgow's Aye Write! and Wee Write! book festivals run in March every year.
Just a few miles over the Border with Scotland, so we've included it in our list!
Beyond Borders hosts this unique, wee, eclectic festival of international debate, books, art, film, music and nature, seeking to break down barriers between identities and ideas.
Named after Nana, the big dog who looked after the children in Peter Pan, Big DoG is an exciting family festival in Dumfries in March.
A spring book festival in Gatehouse of Fleet.
The Birnam Book Festival celebrates local literary heritage and modern writing of all kinds – novels to non-fiction, children’s books, poetry, and brand new releases.
Scotland's international crime writing festival takes place in a number of venues in Central Stirling each September.
Book Fringe - a partnership between the Lighthouse and Golden Hare bookshops - is a burgeoning free festival that takes place in Edinburgh in August and celebrates books, bookshops and communities.
Book Week Scotland is a nationwide week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.