BookMark Book Festival

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BookMark Book Festival

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Time is running out to purchase your tickets for Bookmark 2018!

1st Oct 2018

Bookmark 2018 starts this Friday, 5th October. Tickets are still available for all events, but don't leave it too long  -  you don't want to miss out!

Set in a beautiful part of rural Scotland, BOOKMARK offers you a lively, friendly and memorable experience.

This year, we have as strong a line-up of authors as ever - here's a whistlestop tour..

Alan Johnson in conversation with Pete Wishart
Isla Dewar in conversation with our chair, Gail Wylie

Denise Mina in conversation with Brian McConnachie QC
Allan Massie in conversation with Magnus Linklater
Bill Jones in conversation with Peter Lovegrove
Rosemary Goring in conversation with Elizabeth Quigley
Elizabeth Crawford

A whole day dedicated to one of Scotland's best-loved and most original writers, Muriel Spark. In the company of those who know her best.

Go to for more information on each author event.


Tickets are a ridiculously affordable £7 per event, £15 for our all day Sunday event - or cut to the chase and purchase a weekend pass for £55. 

We've got a free bus service running between Blairgowrie Wellmeadow and the venue, Blairgowrie Community Campus, driven once more by the exuberant Bob the Bus, Bob Ellis.

Throughout the weekend we'll also have food vans at the venue - Artisana, Seriously Good Venison & MacLaurins Bar will be there at various times during the Festival providing a range of food and drink for you.

We are hoping for a return of the good weather which we have been fortunate to have in the last couple of years, and will have seating for you to eat outside, while the venue's library will be open for both book signings and snacking.

What are you waiting for? Pop over to now and get booked up! 


The best event yet. It gets better every year and deserves every success. I hope it runs and runs.

Audience Member

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