The Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival

The Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival is the host of the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and takes place in June every year at Harmony House Gardens, Melrose, in the Scottish Borders.  The programme for the 2017 festival is now out – you can see it and book tickets here

The Walter Scott Prize is celebrated at two events at the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival:  on Friday 16th June at 7.15pm you can see shortlisted authors Sebastian Barry, Jo Baker and Charlotte Hobson discussing their extraordinarily rich and diverse novels.  On Saturday 17th June at 7.15pm, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction shortlisted authors are honoured and each of the seven novels brought alive with readings, before the thrilling announcement of the winner concludes the event.  Tickets for both events are still available – you can book via the online Box Office by clicking on the links above.

The Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival is one of the UK’s most prestigious book festivals, with four days of talks, readings and performances by a host of world-class speakers and entertainers. The festival features a Family Book Festival, a bookshop and café, as well as a day-long programme of events all set in beautiful Georgian gardens in the shadow of Melrose Abbey.