For a musical duo with a name like The Bookshop Band, there is ­probably nowhere more ­appropriate to live than Wigtown.

But it was, in part, sheer luck that brought Ben Please and Beth Porter to the book town in the Machars.

Touring the ­country several years ago, a ­cancelled gig led Ben to search online for ­other bookshops they might perform in.

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Picture: Owen Benson.