Arbroath 2020+1 marks 701 years of the Declaration of Arbroath an inspirational moment for Scottish history and the story of this town.


Programme announcement March 2021.

Arbroath 2020+1 is the exciting new reshaped festival programme and reflects Arborath moving forward embracing culture to connect communities and shine a bright light on the town. Co-created and inspired by residents, local partners, and grassroots organisations, the 2021 programme includes major artistic events, premieres and commissions across heritage, music, literature, and visual arts. A programme connecting people locally and nationally with heritage, arts, learning, and community at its core.

We look forward with eager anticipation to come together to celebrate 701 Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath and 2020+1 Festival.



Continue reading about Arbroath’s history

Main Festival Programme

View the full list of events on throughout the festival

Get involved

There are many of ways you can get involved

  • Sign up to be a volunteer on projects and community events
  • Become an Arbroath 2020+1 Ambassador to help make this an exceptional and memorable year for your town
  • Take part in our remote engagement activity

Getting here

Arbroath lies on the North Sea coast of Scotland, around 16 miles ENE of Dundee and 45 miles SSW of Aberdeen. The town is served by main line transport links and is less than two hours travel from Edinburgh and Glasgow.