Wigtown's 7th Annual Book Festival
Wigtown Literary Festival
23 September to 2 October 2005
The 2005 Scottish Book Town Festival drew to a close on Sunday 2 October after ten days of readings, performances and debates. Audience figures for events were up by over 50% on last year, with ticket sales up by almost a third.
Festival Director, Michael McCreath said “We are delighted that the Wigtown Book Festival is proving so popular. Each year more and more people enjoy the festival and tell their friends about it. It takes a lot of people to make Wigtown feel busy - the widest street in Scotland takes some filling – but this year there was a terrific buzz.
“This year’s programme, with its broad range of topics and a good smattering of well known figures, has been shown to be a popular combination.
“The success of the festival is dependent on so many people. We have a tremendously dedicated team who man the phones, work in the box office, take tickets at the venues, monitor the sound, collect and deliver the performers from railway stations and airports, so thanks go to them. But above all, it is the people of Wigtownshire that make the festival so enjoyable for visiting speakers – they can’t get over how friendly everyone is.”