2020+1 Programme

Ruffs Dogs in the Park

July Event TBC

Ruffs is a socially distanced medieval themed fashion photo shoot. Inspired by historic pageantry, dress your Furbulous dogs in medieval show-stopping regal coats.

To celebrate the 701st anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath there will be a socially distanced cultural community programme taking place during Summer 2021.

One of these events is inspired by all the wonderful dogs of the town! 

We invite you and your dog (borrow a doggy if you dont have one!) to take part in Arbroath “Ruffs”. A medieval themed fashion photo shoot in the park featuring ’Fur’bulous dogs in home crafted, show-stopping regal coats. 

Is your dog the king or queen of the house? Now’s the chance for them to look the part!

Taking part is absolutely FREE and your dog will be photographed on an astonishing luxurious throne, then featured on our wall of fame. To join Ruffs on Sunday 4th July you will need to:

Create a medieval dog coat (more info below)

Register your interest to join on the day via eventbrite

Taking part is absolutely FREE and your creation will feature on our dog wall of fame. We would love you to get involved in this furbulous project by creating a show-stopping dog coat.

We would love you to get involved in this tail-wagging home sewing project and craft a coat for your stylish pooch. There will be audience votes and a prize for the best Ruff in show.

Make a coat

If you dont require a kit but need some guidelines and a starting point please see artist Mandy McIntoshs’ Basic instructions, top tips and inspiration mood boards and a great video tutorial. There is no dress code so dream up your own creations! Maybe it is crochet or knitting you are in to?

Medieval Dog Coat Mood Board
Crochet a ruff

Ruffs Making Kit

We have a limited number of easy making kits to give away. These kits are reserved for people based in Angus that may not have the materials and experience for a crafty creative project. Each kit has all you need to create a dog coat with minimal sewing required. To request a kit contact us either email: info@arbroathfestival.com, or DM @Arbroath2021 or ring Hospitalfield and leave your contact details: 01241 656124

Watch the instruction video below

If you have a some experience of making and sewing but no dog, please get in touch and we can perhaps pair you up with a pooch!

Are you from a far flung kingdom? And still want to join in but cant be in Arbroath in person…. we welcome you take part remotely as doggy diplomats and dignitaries! Get in touch, keep us posted on how your getting on and your dog can still join the wall of fame.