Arran Holiday Retreats

  • Arran Mountain Festival
  • Arran Mountain Festival
  • Arran Mountain Festival
  • Arran Mountain Festival
  • Arran Mountain Festival
  • Arran Mountain Festival
  • Arran Mountain Festival

What's On

2018

Arran events are also listed in the local newspaper, The Banner and in the Tourist Information Centre by Brodick Pier.  

March

Fri 30 March 10.30am-3pm NTS Brodick Castle Cadbury Easter Egg Trail.

April

No information.

May

Fri 18 May - Mon 21 May: Arran Mountain Festival: A weekend of mountain walks led by experienced guides and social gatherings in the evenings.

Sat 19 May:  Goat Fell Race: A serious test of your running skills with a race up and down Arran's highest peak.

June

Fri 2 June: Island-2-Island Triathlon Festival.  Based at Arran Outdoor Centre, Lamlash.

Fri 8 -Sat 9 June: Arran Folk Weekend.  Further details: www.arranevents.com.

Date to be confirmed in June: Arran Coastal Rowing Regatta, Lamlash. 

Fri 29 June: The White Stag Dinner, Isle of Arran Distillers.  Tickets available www.arranevents.com.|

Fri 29 June - Sun 1 July: Arran Malt & Music Festival. Isle of Arran Distillers, Lochranza.  Celebrating their 22nd Anniversary in style with a Festival to celebrate all things Arran, Malt & Music!

July

Sun 15 - Fri 20 July:  Whiting Bay Fun Week: Family Fun in the Park, Beach Sculpture Competition, Car Treasure Hunt, Rock Pool Scramble, Scavenger Hunt at the Putting Green, Village Market, Family Quiz at Whiting Bay Hall, Tug of War and Tractor Pull, Raft Race at the jetty.

To be confirmed:  The Kinloch Beer Festival, Blackwaterfoot. 20 different world beers will be waiting to be sampled along with entertainment from different bands.

August

Wed 1 Aug:  Arran Farmers 180th Show. Experience the unique Arran atmosphere... come along to Glenkiln, Lamlash and share in this historic day.

Sat 4 Aug:  The Brodick Highland Games. Traditional Highland games including heavy events, track and field, children's races, Highland dancing and pipe solos. Local produce stalls.  11am-5pm.

Fri 31 Aug – Sun 9 Sept: The McLellan Festival: Celebrating the work of Scottish writer and dramatist Robert McLellan, who was a resident on Arran for most of his life and is one of the most important Scottish writers of the 20th century. The festival will include poetry and playwriting competitions, music and film schools and visual arts workshops.

Fri 10 - Mon 13 Aug:  Arran Open Studios. Come and meet the artists, venture behind the studio doors to find out about their methods and inspiration. View, buy or commission work. Wander from studio to studio through the beautiful Arran landscape taking time to sample the ‘artists’ recommendations.

September

Fri 31 Aug – Sun 9 Sept: The McLellan Arts Festival: Celebrating the work of Scottish writer and dramatist Robert McLellan, who was a resident on Arran for most of his life and is one of the most important Scottish writers of the 20th century. The festival will include poetry and playwriting competitions, music and film schools and visual arts workshops.

December 2018 - January 2019

Mon 31 Dec - Tues 1 Jan:  Hogmanay Celebrations around the island, in village halls, pubs and hotels.

1 Jan:  The Douglas Dook. From the jetty in front of Bilslands - make your first 'dook' of the year into the Firth of Clyde! All proceeds to Arran Mountain Rescue Team.