As a not-for-profit organisation the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival has from its beginning relied on the support of our audience and community. There are three different ways to join us. Become a Friend, Supporter or Patron of the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival. Please call 01896 822644 for more information or email us at [email protected] to find out more.

Become a Friend

Become a Supporter

Become a Patron

Find out more by downloading our Be Part of It leaflet.


What does your support help us to achieve?

  • It gives talented young people the opportunity to perform and participate
  • It stages educational events for nursery, primary and secondary school pupils across the length and breadth of the Scottish Borders
  • It helps us delighting audiences of all ages by bringing many distinguished, entertaining, and high-profile writers and personalities to Melrose
  • It enables us to combine the main adult festival with the Family Book Festival, community events and a platform for Borders writers to showcase their work
  • Your support will help us to continue to make the festival inclusive, to promote creativity and to keep our community connected to the wider world