Milngavie Book & Arts Festival, now in its third great year, will take place in September 2010 (Tuesday 7th – Sunday 12th September). The festival, the first of it’s kind in the local area, will provide six days of reading, exhibitions, workshops, live music performances and entertainment and a fantastic “Art in the Village” exhibition in the Art Marquee in Station Road. The Festival also includes music, drama and crafts events. We have planned a programme that aims to be diverse, accessible and stimulating and which will appeal to a broad range of people of all ages.


The programme for this year’s festival once again includes readings and talks from some of cotland’s finest literary talents and our ever popular “Art in the Village” exhibition in the  Art Marquee showcasing the skills of some well established artists.

The West Highland Way Marquee will host talks and serve as the starting point for walks led by the Milngavie & Bearsden Ramblers Association.

Other attractions include a craft marquee, carnival rides for young children, live music and pictorial history. There really is something for everybody this year with Girl’s Guide to Vintage fun fashion evening, sports quiz and the official launch of the Milngavie Treasure Trail from Treasure Trails Scotland

There is a great range of artists, events and authors to see – including multi-award winning foreign correspondent and best-selling writer Fergal Keane whose book ‘Road of Bones: the Siege of Kohima 1944’ tells the story of the epic struggle at Kohima where a tiny British and Indian garrison held off an entire enemy division and halted the attempted Japanses invasion of northeastern India.

To see this years programme click here

About the Festival

Milngavie Book & Arts Festival is being run by Milngavie Traders, who have set up a charitable company – Milngavie Festival Limited. This non-profit organisation will raise funds for the festival and for further festivals and events that we hope to organise in the future.


The objectives of Milngavie Festival Limited are to:

  • Raise funds in whatever way the trustees deem appropriate for the enhancement of Milngavie town Centre Precinct in order that residents and visitors alike may better enjoy the amenity
  • Enhance the Precinct in whatever way the Trustees, with the necessary approval of the local Authority, deem appropriate
  • Encourage public participation in events held in the Precinct
  • Promote civic responsibility in Milngavie as a whole
  • Undertake any activity in the furtherance of the above objectives as the Trustees may deem appropriate

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