Abbotsford Melrose

where words come alive

Borders Book Festival 2nd-7th November 2021

all roads lead to abbotsford

Welcome to the magnificent new world of the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival! Okay, so a nineteenth century venue might be stretching the term ‘new’, but there can be no doubt that Abbotsford is magnificent and, as we celebrate Sir Walter Scott’s 250 years, there is no place we would rather be. With such an amazing backdrop, and an unrivalled cast list, all we’re missing is you – please join us!