Arbroath 2020 Festival has been postponed until 2021 and will open in April and run until September.

 Arbroath 2020 + 1 Festival will celebrate The Declaration of Arbroath’s 701st Anniversary.

Online projects 2020

Interactive online content to enjoy at home

Arbroath Abbey Digital Tour

During this time of current restrictions we welcome you to join us in this virtual tour of the most inspiring... Read more »
Sat 11 & Sun 12 September- Digital Tour

NEW DECLARATIONS

https://arbroathfestival.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

Commissioned Projects & Events

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

Arbroath Abbey Digital Tour

During this time of current restrictions we welcome you to join us in this virtual tour of the most inspiring... Read more »

New Exhibition at Arbroath Abbey

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

NEW DECLARATIONS

https://arbroathfestival.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 »

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.

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 »

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.

Arbroath2020+ 1 Festival Concert at Arbroath Abbey

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

Community Pageant Procession

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

Arbroath Embroidered Tapestry

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

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.

Over Lunan

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

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

Wider Festival Programme

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

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

Arbroath Abbey Pageant Society

Arbroath Abbey Pageant Group are a heritage community group who devise and perform a costumed tableau of the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath each year on the historic site of Arbroath Abbey.

Arbroath 1320 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

Scottish PEN Declarations on Freedom Anthology

Declaration on Freedom for Writers and Readers is an anthology of poetry and prose exploring freedom of expression. Published in 2020 to mark the anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.

Publication

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