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If you attended the 2018 Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival, we would like to hear about your experiences and would really appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete our festival survey. Your answers are invaluable, helping us to secure future funding and sponsorship. They will also feed into our planning process to make the Festival

Borders Book Festival Update

As we are currently dealing with minor damages caused by Storm Hector at the festival site, Harmony Garden won’t open until 4pm this afternoon. The Orchard is scheduled to open at 5.30pm. At the moment all events will be going ahead as normal.

The Nairn’s Family Book Festival

Sponsored for the first time by Nairn’s Oatcakes, the 2018 Family Book Festival is as nutty, nourishing and wholesome as one of their famous oatcakes. Returning favourites such as Alan Windram, Ross Collins, Debi Gliori and Viv French are joined by Mike Nicholson, David Solomons and loads of workshops and storytelling sessions. Once kids have chosen

SBHA Schools Gala Day Cancelled

As storm Hector will bring a spell of very windy weather on Thursday, with gusts of 50 to 60 mph likely, we took the decision to cancel our Schools Gala Day tomorrow. We will get in touch with all schools directly and look into alternative arrangements for the events planned. For any inquiries please contact

My Borders Book Festival – Kirsty Wark

The distinguished journalist and television presenter, Kirsty Wark, has been a regular interviewer and contributor to the Borders Book Festival, coming every year since 2009. In 2014 her first novel was published. The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle was hailed as ‘original and enthralling’ by The Guardian. Kirsty has also been a member of the Walter

Four Inspiring Women Writers

What could be more appropriate for the festival that is home to the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction than to have invited Paula McLain, a rising star of this genre of fiction. Love and Ruin tells the story of Martha Gellhorn’s marriage to the great American novelist, Ernest Hemingway. Herself a brave and immensely talented