Wigtown Book Festival Commission Saltmarsh Book

Wigtown Book Festival has commissioned a new book celebrating the salt marshes that have shaped the history of Scotland’s National Book Town.

The Saltmarsh Library, a work of creative nonfiction to be published in 2021, will be written by one of the country’s most exciting young authors, the Saltire Award-winning Dumfries-based nature writer Stephen Rutt.

The book is part of the wider Solway to the Sea project, which has been funded by Scottish Natural Heritage’s Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund. The fund was established by SNH to help community groups across Scotland celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters.

Solway to The Sea will be a central programme strand at this year’s Wigtown Book Festival online (25 Sept-4 Oct).

For more information visit the Wigtown Book Festival website