Penpont poet Hugh McMillan is travelling from the Mull of Galloway to Dalry, from Dumfries to Wanlockhead, from Gretna to Moffat, in an attempt to capture the spirit of Dumfries and Galloway today. He has been commissioned by the Wigtown Book Festival to write a sequel to the funny and notorious 'Gallovidian Encyclopaedia' written by John McTaggart in 1824, a hilarious and partly slanderous work which was withdrawn from publication as a result of the furore it caused at the time.
Hugh is holding a regular series of events across the region introducing people to the work of McTaggart and revealing his own eccentric vision of the region today. He will be appearing in local libraries from the beginning of February but in the meantime you can catch him on Saturday 25th January upstairs in the Coach and Horses at 3.00pm as part of the Big Burns Supper Festival. Entry is £5.