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 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

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 - 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

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
18:00
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
Procession begins 11.00
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

Arbroath 13.20 Declaration Run

Arbroath 2020 Declaration Run is a 13.20 mile multi terrain course around Arbroath. Set in the picturesque harbour town and through the beautiful Angus landscape of coast and rolling farmlands. All finishers will receive a commemorative Declaration medal.

Sat 11th April 2020 Declaration Run

Declaration of Arbroath Family History Project Exhibition

Declaration of Arbroath Family History Project Exhibition:
The exhibition will display biographies, genealogical charts and coats of arms of 16 individuals associated with the Declaration, as well as information on another 33 ‘signatories.’ Based on research carried out by staff and postgraduate students of the University of Strathclyde’s Genealogical Studies Postgraduate Programme.

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