Arbroath 2020 Festival has been postponed until 2021 and will open in April and run until September. Now branded as the Arbroath 2020 + 1 Festival will celebrate The Declaration of Arbroath’s 701st Anniversary.

Online projects 2020

Interactive online content to enjoy at home

700 Declaration Flags

https://arbroath2020.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/700flag-at-home-video.mov.m4v   You may want to watch the video through once and then whilst creating your flag watch again hitting... Read more »
D.I.Y home arts & craft project

NEW DECLARATIONS

https://arbroath2020.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/New_Declarations6April20201b.m4v New Declarations Collective Writing Activity Watch the introduction video and then be guided through the activity  below. You will be writing... Read more »
New Declarations

Monumental Youth Future Relic

Monumental Youth Future Relic from mandy mcintosh on Vimeo. Monumental Youth Future Relic A short film by Mandy McIntosh This... Read more »
Artist presentation

2020 +1 Festival Flags

Arbroath 2020 commissioned Dundee Print Collective to design a series of festival flags to mark the 700 anniversary of the... Read more »
Festival Flags

Commissioned Projects & Events

The re-sceduled 2020+1 Festival will run April- September 2021 

Exhibition ‘The Making of a Pageant 1947-2020’ – Arbroath Library

An Arbroath 2020 exhibition in the Arbroath Art Gallery exploring the town’s extraordinary tradition of Pageantry in the 20th Century.

Postponed until April 2021
Library opening times
Galleries, Arbroath Library

Monumental Youth Future Relic

Monumental Youth Future Relic from mandy mcintosh on Vimeo. Monumental Youth Future Relic A short film by Mandy McIntosh This... Read more »
Video animation
Online content

2020 +1 Festival Flags

Arbroath 2020 commissioned Dundee Print Collective to design a series of festival flags to mark the 700 anniversary of the... Read more »
Project profile

St Vigeans New Stone

St Vigeans New Stone David McGovern Master craftsman artistic stone carver, 2020 Depicting St Fechin, who the Church of St... Read more »
St Vigeans, Arbroath

Arbroath2020 Festival Concert at Arbroath Abbey

Join us for the premiere of this newly commissioned choral work, ‘Of Light Breaking’ by renowned composer Paul Mealor.

Postponed until April 2021
Arbroath Abbey

Declaration Community Pageant Procession – Arbroath Abbey

Over 800 people will mark the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath by taking part in a celebratory procession.

April 2021
Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Embroidered Tapestry

Arbroath Tapestry is an extraordinary wonderfully crafted work made by the Arbroath Tapestry Group, a group of highly skilled Angus women.

Arbroath Abbey

New Scriptorium at Arbroath Abbey

Inspired by the culture of making, thinking and learning that was so central to the culture of the Benedictine order in this medieval period.

Arbroath Abbey

Secret Coastline Performance

Aproxima Arts are producing an awe-inspiring, large-scale sound and light environmental art production at a secret coastal location in Angus.

Sept 2020
21.00
Angus Coastline

Festival programme and dates for 2020+1 will be announced later this year

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…

Arbroath Academy

Arbroath on Stamps and Postcards

Arbroath’s history and culture will be the focus of an open meeting of the Arbroath and District Stamp and Postcard Club.

Cancelled until Autumn 2020

700 Declaration Flags

https://arbroath2020.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/700flag-at-home-video.mov.m4v   You may want to watch the video through once and then whilst creating your flag watch again hitting... Read more »
D.I.Y home arts & craft project

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

Fisherman's Inn & Andreous Bistro

Medieval History Live! at Arbroath Abbey

The Declaration of Arbroath was written 700 years ago, but what was life really like during this period? Join us to discover more!

Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey Free Entry Day

On the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, explore Arbroath Abbey for free and see the new visitor centre.

Arbroath Abbey

New Exhibition at Arbroath Abbey

All new exhibition opens at Arbroath Abbey visitor centre marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.

Arbroath Abbey

NEW DECLARATIONS

https://arbroath2020.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/New_Declarations6April20201b.m4v New Declarations Collective Writing Activity Watch the introduction video and then be guided through the activity  below. You will be writing... Read more »
New Declarations

Exhibition ‘The Making of a Pageant 1947-2020’ – Arbroath Library

An Arbroath 2020 exhibition in the Arbroath Art Gallery exploring the town’s extraordinary tradition of Pageantry in the 20th Century.

Galleries, Arbroath Library

Anything to Declare? The meaning & Legacy of the Declaration of Arbroath

A chance to hear three prominent Scots discuss this important document and its meaning over time, with audience participation.

Historic Environment Scotland Arbroath Abbey 2020 April Events

Historic Environment Scotland’s programme of events for held around Arbroath in celebration of the anniversary of Arbroath 2020.

Arbroath Abbey

Monumental Youth Future Relic

Monumental Youth Future Relic from mandy mcintosh on Vimeo. Monumental Youth Future Relic A short film by Mandy McIntosh This... Read more »
Artist presentation

Woolly Workers ‘Abrinca’ Creation

This year Woolly Workers will install another eye popping yarn bomb display at The Fit O’ The Toon In Arbroath.

Postponed until 2021

2020 +1 Festival Flags

Arbroath 2020 commissioned Dundee Print Collective to design a series of festival flags to mark the 700 anniversary of the... Read more »
Festival Flags

St Vigeans New Stone

St Vigeans New Stone David McGovern Master craftsman artistic stone carver, 2020 Depicting St Fechin, who the Church of St... Read more »
St Vigeans,Arbroath

The Guildry Bas Relief at Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Guildry unveiled their contribution to the 2020 celebrations a bronze bas relief telling the history of Arbroath.

Outdoor monument, Hamilton green, Outside Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey Pageant Society Commemoration

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

Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath 13.20 Declaration Run

Arbroath 2020 Declaration Run is a 13.20-mile multi-terrain course around Arbroath, in celebration of the Declaration of Arbroath.

Arbroath Abbey

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 Declarations on Freedom

Readers and writers are invited to join Professor Sir Tom Devine to mark the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.

Hospitalfield

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