Let’s get political…

Let’s get political…   We do like a bit of politics at the Borders Book Festival, and in today’s climate it’s certainly a hot topic! First up on Saturday is Joan Ruddock – a pioneering woman – ahead of her time, bright, brave, and principled. Joan was behind the campaign against cruise missiles at Greenham Common

A World of Adventure….and Fast Cars!

Four Mums in a Boat With very little rowing experience, four working mums from Yorkshire decided to row 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic in the world’s toughest rowing race! They did it, and broke a world record in the process. Two of the team, Helen Butters and Janette Benaddi, are coming to Melrose to

14th Borders Book Festival programme launched

That’s it – we’ve launched the programme! The run up to the 14th Borders Book Festival is now on and we’re delighted to welcome Baillie Gifford on board as our title sponsor. This year sees us welcome a huge variety of guests, with surely something to appeal to everyone. There are some intriguing events covering