Regrettably, we are having to postpone the Festival in May following Scottish Government advice.

The good news is that that we have arranged new Festival dates for the weekend of 9-11 October 2020 and we will be talking to authors to reschedule their visit.

Meantime please enjoy the programme we had prepared to launch this week. Click here to download the programme.

Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms Hotel

40 minutes drive from Dumfries House

The Buccleuch and Queensberry Arms is a traditional Georgian building which was completed in 1851, with an enviable position in the centre of Thornhill. The hotel has very recently undergone complete refurbishment retaining its distinctive classical features while creating a unique air of stylish, contemporary charm. It has 10 bedrooms, each with its own stunning en-suite bath/shower room, comfortable lounge bar, restaurant, private dining room and function room. There are 5 feature fireplaces throughout the public areas adding to the comfort and luxury of the hotel.


  • 112 Drumlanrig Street
  • Thornhill
  • DG3 5LU