Stars from sport, the stage and screen are set to make an appearance at one of the region's biggest events.

Twynholm-born former Formula One racing driver David Coulthard and wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan are just a couple of famous names coming to the 15th Borders Book Festival.

The full line-up has been announced today for the popular event which is running from 13 to 16 June at Harmony Garden, in Melrose.

  • Who will be there?

Amongst the headlining names is presenter Kate Humble, writer Alan Titchmarsh, Grand National legend Bob Champion, and comedians Alexei Sayle and Susan Calman.

Former professional snooker player Stephen Hendry and Galashiels-born Gregor Townsend will be amongst the sporting greats attending the three-days.

Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party Ruth Davidson, MP Dominic Grieve and Matt Chorely will also be there.

Doctor David Nott, Ruth Davidson and Stephen Hendry Credit: PA

War Doctor David Nott, who has spent the last 25 years taking unpaid leave from the NHS to volunteer in some of the world's most dangerous war zones, will deliver this year's McInroy and Wood lecture.

Renowned author of the internationally-known series of books How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell, is set to entertain the younger readers coming along.

The full line-up is available on the Borders Book Festival website.

Credit: PA

For four glorious, glowing days, the world will come to Melrose to celebrate at what Michael Palin, Prue Leith and Neil Oliver have hailed as the best book festival in Britain.

Alistair Moffat, Festival Director

Tickets for Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival are available from Hub Tickets, at or at 0131 473 2000.

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