Baillie Gifford

Book Festival
Online 2020

A different way of looking…

Join us every Sunday for 13 weeks
12 July – 4 October

Baillie Gifford
Borders Book Festival Online 2020

With the cancellation of this year’s Borders Book Festival due to the coronavirus outbreak, we welcome you to interact with our FREE virtual festival. From 12 July – 4 October you can join us online every Sunday from the comfort of your own home where we’ve lined up events for all the family plus a few extra surprises along the way.

Baillie Gifford Trust Magazine

Love Non-fiction?

Trust magazine, the free award-winning magazine from Baillie Gifford, is full of insightful articles on the innovations that are transforming the way we live and work, along with exclusive interviews with some of world’s most distinguished authors in non-fiction.

Available to read online, download or receive in print.

Walter Scott Prize

The prestigious Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, founded and sponsored by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, is now in its 11th year. With £25,000 to the winner and £1,000 to all who are shortlisted. Due to the cancellation of the Borders Book Festival 2020, the winner Christine Dwyer Hickey for The Narrow Land was announced live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. Read more about this year’s winner on the Walter Scott Prize website by clicking the button below.

Walter Scott Prize Shortlist 2020


Help keep Borders Book Festival alive!

The cancellation of this year’s festival due to Covid-19 and the subsequent loss of ticket revenue and book sales is having a big impact on us. As a charity we rely heavily on the support and generosity of our regular Borders Book Festival goers.
If you feel you are able to donate to allow us to continue to deliver the festival in 2021 and beyond, we would be most grateful.

Donations Thank You

Get social with the Borders Book Festival

From Instagram to Facebook and Twitter, we’ll be keeping our social media channels up to date throughout the festival.
Like, follow and share your festival experiences with us.