Welcome to 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

Featured Event

Richard Porter: From Top Gear to The Grand Tour…and Everything in Between

June 18 at 5:00 pm

Richard Porter was the script editor on the last iteration of Top Gear, from the disastrous pilot show of 2002 right up until the ignominious end in 2015...

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This is wicked! London peeps, have a look out for the lovely Borders Book Festival bag that @MhairiLawson is carrying around (:

Mhairi Lawson@MhairiLawson

@BordersBookFest the bag goes to work in London!

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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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