Visitor numbers to the Borders Book Festival increased by 30% this year.
Twenty-two thousand people attended throughout the four day event.
Speakers included Alex Salmond, Rory Bremner, and Andrew Marr.
Famous writers, performers and plenty of books will be in the Scottish Borders this weekend, as the Borders Book Festival gets underway.
It's the festival's 12th year, and it begins today, and continues through Friday and over the weekend.
The festival's biggest ever programme includes talks from Peter Snow, Andrew Marr, Patricia Hodge, Jenny Colgan and Rory Bremner.
Political figures like Alex Salmond and Gordon Brown will also be there.
This year's the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, and Lewis Carroll's classic novel will be celebrated with treasure hunts, and costumed characters meeting children.
The festival is taking place at Harmony Gardens in Melrose.
This year's Borders Book Festival will see new food events added to the mix, including an "eat your words'" marquee.
Organisers are claiming this year's line-up, which was announced yesterday, will be the biggest in the festival's history.
The programme is set to include a celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
This year's Borders Book Festival will mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
Celebrations will involve events for both adults and children,including treasure hunts and storytelling.
Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival has revealed its 2015 programme today.
The festival takes place in Harmony Garden in Melrose and will run from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 June.
Speakers set to return to the festival this year include
- James Naughtie
- Peter Snow
- Rory Bremner
- Sally Magnusson
- Christopher Brookmyre
But the festival will also see some new guests join the line-up for the first time, including
- Patricia Hodge
- Celia Imrie
- Andrew Marr
- Jonathan Miller
- Dom Joly
- Michelle Mone
- Terry Waite.
Organiser claim this year will be the biggest line-up the festival has seen.
The full programme for this year's Borders Book Festival has been announced.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and comedian Jennifer Saunders are set to appear in a line-up described as "stellar" by organisers.
The festival runs from 12 to 15 June 12 and is part of Homecoming Scotland 2014.
This year's festival will feature talks covering topics ranging from history and politics to cookery and fiction.
Arabella Brett and Sive Laurie, who were both born in 2004 helped Festival Directors Alistair Moffat, Frances Hamilton and Paula Ogilive celebrate the programme launch of the 10th Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival.
The Borders Book Festival will feature a host of big names from the world of fiction including Alexander McCall Smith, Kate Mosse, A.N. Wilson, Simon Scarrow and Dame Stella Rimington.
In non-fiction, historian and presenter Neil Oliver will speak about the Vikings, one of the ‘NatWest Three’ Gary Mulgrew will talk about his account of imprisonment for alleged banking offences, and Richard Holloway and scientist Frank Close talk about the relationship between science and faith.
The children’s programme has also attracted some big names with Lauren Child and Francesca Simon scheduled to about their new books.
The winner of the fourth £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction will also be announced at the festival
The programme for the tenth Borders Book Festival has been announced at the launch in Melrose.
Actresses Joanna Lumley and Phyllida Law will both give talks on their lives at the festival in June.
David Robb and Briony McRoberts will join Joanna Lumley for a unique rendition of Walter Scott's Borders poem 'The Lay of the Last Minstrel'.
Other big names attending the event include golfing star and comentator Peter Alliss, Scottish wordsmith William McIlvanney , and award winning novelist Hilary Mantel.