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Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival

Celebrate summer with a visit to one of Britain’s friendliest book festivals. Get set for a memorable weekend, with more than 100 events for all ages to choose from – and entry to Harmony Garden and Orchard is FREE!

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2017 Pictures

Browse the photos from the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival 2017


Congratulations to Mark and his team from all his friends at the Borders Book Festival - what an achievement! #recordbreaker #hopetheresabook! You can find out more about his adventures and donate to charity by following the link! www.artemisworldcycle.com/

Mark Beaumont
Final Day Review: Amazing last day with a massive finale! New Guinness World Record for fastest circumnavigation by bicycle is 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes. Well done team!!

#80days #ArtemisWorldCycle
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Congrats to Mark Beaumont, it's really an incredible effort! I know well, since I have done this before anyway 24 yrs ago ... Era before social media, FB, youtube, GPS . (shame on the British media, they are didn't mentioned at all), if anyone is interested, you can find more here www.facebook.com/biketheworldin80days/?ref=bookmarks


@AlexiaCasale It's amazing: winners like this year's Alice & Demelza get a travel grant, publication & a trip to @BordersBookFest! https://t.co/zHrGiD18F0

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Title sponsor:

Baillie Gifford

Media partner:

The Times

Key sponsor:

Brewin Dolphin

Key sponsor:

National Trust for Scotland

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