The Borders Book Festival

The Borders Book Festival now claims to be one of Scotland's premier literary events. The first time the Book Festival was staged, in 2004, it was little more than a pilot. Four authors came to the Wynd Theatre and fewer than 300 people came to listen to them, filling almost every seat in the tiny auditorium. By 2007 the festival had moved to Harmony House and Garden, the National Trust for Scotland's stunning Georgian property in Melrose, and audiences rocketed to more than 5,000.

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