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A Unique Celebration of People's Life Stories set against the Backdrop of one of Scotland’s Most Beautiful Historic Houses

Boswell Book Festival 2019

We are indebted to all who have supported the Boswell Book Festival over the past eight years in many different ways. It is only with the help of so many loyal supporters that the Festival has achieved recognition as a cultural event of national importance.

The Boswell Book Festival is staged by the Boswell Trust, a volunteer-led charity and therefore support, in its many forms, is always going to be essential to the Festival's ongoing development including its exciting programme for young people through schools and outreach work.

The Trust relies entirely on annually-sourced grant funding, sponsorship, donations and volunteer support and we, therefore, invite you to join our new Friends and Patrons scheme.

If you would like to become a Festival Friend or Patron, please download our application form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can download a Festival Patron and Friend application form here.

Boswell Friends & Patrons

Papyrus £500+

Invitation to Programme Launch Event (venue to be confirmed), invitation to Patrons Festival Reception, priority booking (by telephone only), acknowledgement in Festival Programme and on website, two complimentary tickets for up to 4 events over the weekend.

Parchment £300–£499

Invitation to Programme Launch Event (venue to be confirmed), invitation to Patrons Festival Reception, priority booking (by telephone only), acknowledgement on website, 4 complimentary tickets.

Paper £150–£299

Invitation to Programme Launch Event (venue to be confirmed), invitation to Patrons Festival Reception, priority booking (by telephone only), 2 complimentary tickets.

Friend £25 minimum donation

Invitation to Programme Launch Event (venue to be confirmed) before the Festival, priority booking.

Friend (Joint) £35 minimum donation

Invitation to Programme Launch Event (venue to be confirmed) before the Festival, priority booking.