Welcome to Bookfestival Scotland

Welcome to Bookfestival Scotland, the website where you can find details of more than 30 amazing book, storytelling and poetry festivals which take place from January to November each year. No other country has so many per capita and they range from the world's largest at Edinburgh to a scatter of smaller but perfectly formed events from Shetland to Wigtown and many places in between. Each year the world’s best writers appear to talk about their work in some of Scotland’s most beautiful places. Come and join them!

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Click on the month tabs below to see what’s on:

Winter Words Festival Pitlochry:
pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com

Aye Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival:
ayewrite.com

StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival:
stanzapoetry.org

Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People:
ayewrite.com

Colonsay Book Festival:
colonsay.org.uk/Events/Book-Festival

TradFest Edinburgh – Dun Eideann:
tracscotland.org/festivals

Aberdeen Word Festival:
abdn.ac.uk/word

Booked! – West Dunbartonshire Festival of Words:
west-dunbarton.gov.uk/library

Boswell Book Festival:
boswellbookfestival.co.uk

Off the Page – Stirling Book Festival:
culturestirling.org/off-the-page/

Skye Storytelling Festival and Glendale Gathering:
tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre

Ullapool Book Festival:
ullapoolbookfestival.co.uk

Borders Book Festival:
bordersbookfestival.org

Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought:
beyondbordersscotland.com

Edinburgh Book Fringe:
word-power.co.uk

Edinburgh International Book Festival:
edbookfest.co.uk

Bloody Scotland:
bloodyscotland.com

Byres Road Book Festival
byresroadbookfestival.com

Nairn Book and Arts Festival:
nairnfestival.co.uk

The Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival:
threelochs.co.uk

Tidelines Book Festival:
tidelinesbookfest.com

Wigtown Book Festival:
wigtownbookfestival.com

BOOKMARK Blairgowrie, Rattray and The Glens Book Festival:
bookmarkblair.com

Dundee Literary Festival:
literarydundee.co.uk

Edinburgh Independent & Radical Book Fair:
word-power.co.uk

Imprint – East Ayrshire Book Festival:
imprintfestival.co.uk

Islay Book Festival:
islaybookfestival.org.uk

Linlithgow Book Festival:
linlithgowbookfestival.org

Orkney Book Festival:
orkneystorytellingfestival.co.uk

Portobello Book Festival:
portobellobookfestival.wordpress.com

A Write Highland Hoolie:
a-write-highland-hoolie.com

Faclan – The Hebridean Book Festival:
faclan.org

Tarbert Book Festival:
tarbertfestivals.co.uk

Wordplay Shetland:
21st – 27th November 2016. More info coming soon!