Arbroath 2020 an inspiring festival programme running from April until September 2020.

October 2019 – March 2020

Pre Festival Programme

Main festival runs from April – September

ARBROATH ON STAMPS AND POSTCARDS

ARBROATH ON STAMPS AND POSTCARDS Arbroath's history and culture will be the focus of an open meeting of the Abroath... Read more »
Abroath and District Stamp and Postcard Club Exhibition

Arbroath 2020 Fund for Angus Artists

The Arbroath 2020 Festival is offering project grants of between £250 and £1000 to artists who have an idea that... Read more »
Open Call for Artist grant awards

Scottish PEN Writers Open Call

The year 2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath in which the Scottish nobility appealed to the... Read more »
On-line Open Call

Commissioned Projects & Events

April 2020 – August 2020

Arbroath 2020 Fund for Angus Artists

The Arbroath 2020 Festival is offering project grants of between £250 and £1000 to artists who have an idea that... Read more »

Unveiling of The Guildry Bas Relief

Arbroath Guildry has gifted a large bronze Bas Relief sculpture to the people of Arbroath for the celebrations of the... Read more »
Sat 26 October 2019
10.00
Abbey Street

Arbroath 2020 Festival Concert

'Of Light Breaking' has been composed specially to commemorate Arbroath 2020 by Paul Mealor and libretto written by poet Grahame... Read more »
Sat 4th April 2020
18:30
Arbroath Abbey

Declaration of Arbroath Pageant Procession

Arbroath 2020 Declaration Pageant Procession will be a a people powered event, all the community are invited to get involved... Read more »
Sun 5th April 2020
Start Time 12.00 noon
Arbroath Abbey to Arbroath Harbour

Arbroath Embroidered Tapestry

Arbroath Tapestry is an extraordinary wonderfully crafted work made by the Arbroath Tapestry Group, a group of highly skilled Angus... Read more »
Fri 3th April 2020
09.30- 17.30 daily
Arbroath Abbey

New Scriptorium

Inspired by the culture of making, thinking and learning that was so central to the culture of the Benedictine order... Read more »
April 2020- Sept 2020
09.30- 17.30 daily
Arbroath Abbey

Secret Coastline Performance

Aproxima Arts are producing an awe-inspiring environmental art production at a secret coastal location in Angus. The large-scale light and... Read more »
Sept 2020
21.00
Angus Coastline

April 2020 – September 2020

Wider Festival Programme

Declaration five a side football tournament

Five aside tournament is open to over 18's football clubs Teams can register by contacting football Club Secretary Lynn: e:... Read more »
Five a side football tournament

ARBROATH ON STAMPS AND POSTCARDS

ARBROATH ON STAMPS AND POSTCARDS Arbroath's history and culture will be the focus of an open meeting of the Abroath... Read more »
Abroath and District Stamp and Postcard Club Exhibition

Arbroath 2020 Music & Food Festival

3 Day Music Festival in celebration of the 700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath at the Fisherman’s Inn & Andreous Bistro

Music and Food Festival at the Fisherman's Inn & Andreous Bistro

Medieval History Live!

Experience daily life during the time when the Declaration of Arbroath was written.

Sat 4th April 2020, 12pm, Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey Free Entry Day

Explore Arbroath Abbey for free and see the new visitor centre.

Mon 6th April, 9:30am-5:30pm, Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey Visitor Centre Re-opening

Discover the history of this magnificent medieval abbey and the story behind the Arbroath Declaration.

Mon 6th April, Arbroath Abbey

Anything to Declare? The meaning and Legacy of the Declaration of Arbroath (Talk and Q&A)

Three prominent Scots discuss the Arbroath Declaration

Mon 30th April, Webster Memorial Theatre

BeSpooked Arbroath Abbey Ghost Walk

BeSpooked Arbroath Abbey Ghost Walk

11 & 12 April, Arbroath Abbey.

Declaration Of Arbroath Commemoration

Arbroath Abbey Pageant Group perform a costumed tableau of the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath on the historic site of Arbroath Abbey.

6 April, 14:00pm at Arbroath Abbey.

Arbroath 13.20 Declaration Run

Arbroath 2020 Declaration Run is a 13.20 mile multi terrain course around Arbroath.

Sat 11th April 2020 Declaration Run

Family History Project Exhibition

A display of biographies, genealogical charts and coats of arms associated with the Declaration.

3 July - 14 August 2020, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm, Arbroath Abbey.

Scottish PEN Writers Open Call

The year 2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath in which the Scottish nobility appealed to the... Read more »
On-line Open Call

Get involved

We’ve got many ways you can get involved in the festival whether you want to participate in our events or create your own.

  • Join the Arbroath 2020 procession
  • Submit your events to the programme calendar
  • Sign up to be a volunteer on heritage projects and community events
  • Become an Arbroath 2020 Ambassador to help make this an exceptional and memorable year for your town
  • Learn about the special projects
  • Download resources and find out about support