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A FORMER prison in Dumfries and Galloway is to be reopened to the public for the first time in more than a century as a venue for an annual book festival.
THE Edinburgh International Book Festival got under way yesterday with celebrated Scottish authors including Alasdair Gray and Alexander McCall Smith speaking to sold-out audiences.
A daily round-up of what's happening on our site dedicated to all of Edinburgh's Festivals.
Perhaps best known for her warts-and-all insights into family life, Julie Myerson has been dubbed 'the worst mother in Britain'. Her latest novel, a post-apocalyptic vision of climatic chaos and social breakdown, may seem far from autobiographical but perhaps its undercurrent of emotional turmoil and maternal angst says otherwise
Thousands of customers were left frustrated as they attempted to buy tickets for the Edinburgh International Book Festival, after its website struggled to deal with unprecedented demand.
SARAH Brown was the opening guest as the Borders Book Festival celebrated its first day by revealing it had surpassed all previous box office sales.
LEADING actors and authors from Scotland will take to the stage for the most ambitious event in the history of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, organisers have revealed.
Some of the highlights from this year's programme...
LIKE a lot of schools, a trip to the Edinburgh International Book Festival is an annual tradition for Craigour Park Primary.
Sarah Brown, First Minister Alex Salmond and former Celtic striker John Hartson are taking part in this year's Edinburgh Book Festival, it has been announced.
THEY support thousands of jobs, enrich children's imaginations, boost civic pride, swell Scotland's coffers by hundreds of millions of pounds and enrich our lives.
A group of 16 Renfrewshire women have helped conceive and write a beautiful children's book as part of a Scotland-wide scheme to encourage
parents to read to their little ones, discovers Claire Black
Until now, deciding who should win Scotland's biggest book award has been the sort of thing a handful of literary judges would argue about.
FUNDING of £2 million a year to promote home-grown work at Edinburgh's festivals has been safeguarded for the next three years.
Big names are the obvious draw for book festivals, but surprise of the unknown is what really matters
IT COULD be a landmark to rival Greyfriars Bobby, but perhaps not as cute.
THIS week saw the end of another highly successful summer of culture in Edinburgh, when hundreds of thousands of visitors descended on the Capital from across the globe.
Distinguished novelist AS Byatt and leading critic John Carey were announced last night as the winners of Britain's oldest literary awards.