Wigtown

Wigtown (/ˈwɪɡtənˌ -tn/ (both used locally); Scottish Gaelic: Baile na h-Ùige) is a town and former royal burgh in Wigtownshire, of which it is the county town, within the Dumfries and Galloway region in Scotland. It lies east of Stranraer and south of Newton Stewart.[1] It is known as "Scotland's National Book Town" with a high concentration of second-hand book shops and an annual book festival.

Wigtown
Wigtown
Location within Dumfries and Galloway
Population987 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceNX435555
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWTON STEWART
Postcode districtDG8
Dialling code01988
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
54.870°N 4.439°W / 54.870; -4.439
Wigtown County Buildings, formerly the seat of Wigtownshire County Council
Wigtown

Wigtown is part of the Machars peninsula.