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Record-breaking numbers at the weekend’s star-studded Borders Book Festival

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A packed programme of stars from the worlds of stage and screen, current affairs, politics, literature, and sport, as well as four sun-drenched days, brought the crowds flocking at the weekend to the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders.

A record-breaking footfall of almost 40,000 came through the gates of Harmony Garden, a huge 23% increase on last year, whilst ticket and book sales were up by 13%. Events over the four days were well attended, with almost a third sold-out, demonstrating audience confidence and an appetite for live events has, at long last, returned following the years of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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