Tourist Information in Dumfries and Galloway
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Wigtown Town Information

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Lying to the west of Wigtown Bay, this distinctive town – divided by a garden and a bowling green – has become famous for its myriad bookshops. Ironically, it was a book that led to a different kind of notoriety in the 19th century.

Two local women had refused to accept an English-style church and prayer book. Their punishment was to be tied to stakes in the River Bladnoch and left to drown as the tide came in.

Drummers at the Wigtown Brook Fair - Photo © Roger W Haworth
Drummers at the Wigtown Brook Fair - Photo: Roger W Haworth CCL