What's On

Eventful times

Arran has an amazing community and whilst we have some big international events, we also want to invite our visitors to join in with local events too.

The two biggest, and longest established, events on the island both take place in August – Arran Farmers’ Show takes place the first Wednesday in August, and Brodick Highland Games takes place ‘the first Saturday after the Show’ (there’s a wee quirk for you!). Former Arranachs often flock back home that week as it’s a great way to catch up with old friends from days gone by.

However, if big events aren't your thing, there’s also lots of smaller community events – village coffee mornings, sales of work, concerts, ceilidhs. These are a great way to find out more about each village, and be sure and take time to listen to the local craic. While you're here pick up a copy of the local paper 'The Arran Banner' and check out the 'What's On' pages.

Arran’s creativity comes to the fore with plentiful arts festivals and events. Various music festivals (Arran Music Festival, Music Arran, Arran Folk Festival etc) take place throughout the year, whilst the McLellan Arts Festival takes place in September. Arran Open Studios have an open weekend in August when you can visit artists at work. Performing arts also include dramatic performances which take place in villages on an ad hoc basis, as well as the Arran Drama Festival each February.

Arran’s amazing natural environment is also the perfect playground for sporting events such as trail runs, ultra marathons, Arran Sportive, Rugby 7s and Cricket 6s!

Scroll down to see some of Arran's 2024 events or view a downloadable list of the rest of this year's events here.

Some upcoming events for your diary

There’s always loads to do on your visit to Arran. Every week there are lots of local daily activities that will welcome visitors, as well as larger special one-off events and festivals.

We'll continue to update this page with events happening in 2024 as they're announced so keep checking back!

What's On

Craft Club
Whiting Bay hall (lesser hall)

LAST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

All welcome! Different craft activity each month. Cost £7.50 pp to include tea/coffee, cake and  craft materials.

Folk Music Session
Ormidale Hotel, Brodick

EVERY SUNDAY

9pm Come along and sing, play or just listen to local musicians perform folk, blues, jazz, pop, etc.

General Knowledge Quiz
The Ormidale

EVERY THURSDAY

Join Tommy every Thursday at 9pm for his famous general knowledge quiz. The oldest established - and best - general quiz on Arran!

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Live Music
The Pierhead Tavern

EVERY SATURDAY

Live music 9pm until midnight  at The Pierhead Tavern @ThePHTArran www.thepht.co.uk for full listings.

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Open Mic Session
The Pierhead Tavern in Lamlash

EVERY FRIDAY

We can provide the stage, the audience and instruments plus accompaniment if required. Come along & play or send us a message before to arrange a set.

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Open Sessions
Ormidale Pavilion

EVERY FRIDAY

7pm Come along and sing, play or just listen to local musicians perform folk, blues, jazz, pop, etc. BYOB. Donation welcome toward room hire. 

Rock & Pop Bingo
The Ormidale

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Join Trev for a fun game (or two) of Rock & Pop Bingo! Listen to some great tracks and score them off on your bingo card for a striaght line or a full house! Great fun for all!

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Sunday Afternoon Mellow Music
The Pierhead Tavern

EVERY SUNDAY

Sunday afternoon mellow music in the bar or on the roof terrace. See full listings on our website or facebook page.

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Trev's Pop Music Quiz
The Ormidale

EVERY TUESDAY

Test your knowledge and/or guesswork in our fun, informal Pop quiz and compete for "sensational" prizes.

Quizmaster Trevor will be donning the golden jacket and asking the questions.

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Corrie Film Club - The Wonder
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall, Corrie 14 Apr 2024

7.30pm - all welcome! Free entry but a small donation to Corrie and Sannox Hall welcomed.

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Screen Machine
Ormidale Pavilion car park, Brodick 14 Apr 2024

11th - 14th April

Your favourite mobile cinema is back for 2024! 

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Music Arran - Alba Challah
Brodick Hall 20 Apr 2024

Klezmer band, performing instrumental traditions of the Ashkenazi Jews of central and eastern Europe, classical, folk, world music and more.

Tickets - Inspirations of Arran (Brodick), and on the door.

Adults £12, Under 18's free

 

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Rat Race Ultra Tour of Arran
Isle of Arran 20 Apr 2024

20th-21st April 2023 - a 2 day off-road running adventure from Rat Race on the Isle of Arran.

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T'int Lizzy
The Pierhead Tavern (PHT), Lamlash 20 Apr 2024

9pm The boys are back in town! Technically one of the best Thin Lizzy tribute bands around, be prepared to lose yourself in the moment. 

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Talk - The Past, Present & Future of Herbal Medicine on Arran
Garden Room @ the Heritage Museum, Brodick 23 Apr 2024

Speaker Keith Robertson - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Denmark: The State of Happiness
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall 26 Apr 2024

7.30-9.30pm Film showing plus Q&A by journalist & broadcaster Lesley Riddoch. Tickets £5, bookings at https://lesleyriddoch.com/events

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Shiskine GC Gents Stableford Open
Shiskine Golf Club, Blackwaterfoot, Arran, KA27 8HA 27 Apr 2024

Entry £15 (£7 members) with prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in both classes.

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Ormidale 10K Road Race
Ormidale Pavilion, Brodick 28 Apr 2024

The course is flat and is on public roads.  It starts and finishes at the Ormidale Pavilion in Brodick and follows the main road north along the coast for 5 kilometres, returning the same way. £14 (£12 for members of Scottish Athletics) 

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Arran Rock n Blues Festival
Lochranza Village Hall & Lochranza Country Inn 03 May 2024

3rd - 5th May A music festival like no other in a beautiful location with fabulous music.

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Ghost Tour: Where History Meets Haunting @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 03 May 2024

7-8.30pm Join us for an otherworldly adventure through the hauntingly beautiful gardens of Brodick Castle as darkness falls (depending on the time of year!). Discover the untold stories, eerie legends, and spectral secrets that lurk beneath the moonlit shadows. Not suitable for under-16's. £5 + Eventbrite fees. Book via nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Exhibition of Quilts
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall 04 May 2024

4th - 6th May

11am-4pm each day - Quilt Arran's 'Exhibition of Quilts'. Free entry, tea and home baking available.

Maggie's Arran Challenge
Arran 04 May 2024

4th - 5th May

A fundraising event for Maggie's Cancer charity over 2 days. Day 1 - 42-mile cycle Brodick-Lochranza followed by 3-course meal at Lochranza Country Inn. Day 2 - 14-mile cycle Lochranza-Brodick followed by a hike up Goatfell. For details see maggies.org

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Talk - From Arran to Aragon: Bertie Milton in the Spanish Civil War
Garden Room @ the Heritage Museum, Brodick 07 May 2024

Speaker Liam Turbett - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Corrie Film Club - Dersa Uzala
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall, Corrie 12 May 2024

7.30pm All welcome! Free entry but a small donation to Corrie and Sannox Hall welcomed.

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Meet the Princess @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 12 May 2024

11am or 2.30pm

Join us for a magical day filled with enchanting activities! £5 per child + Eventbrite fees (children must be accompanied by an adult). Castle/gardens usual entry fee. For full details & to book via nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Back to the Bronze Age: Drop-in at The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse, Brodick Country Park 15 May 2024

11am - 3pm Immerse yourself in Bronze Age life in our authentic replica roundhouse! Experience how our prehistoric ancestors lived, handle artefacts and learn about Bronze Age crafts, tools and weapons. Or simply soak up the atmosphere sitting around the open fire! FREE with Country Park entry; donations very welcome; no need to book. 

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Arran Mountain Festival
Isle of Arran 17 May 2024

17th - 20th May - Scotland's premier hillwalking and mountaineering festival. An opportunity to meet like-minded people, discover a fascinating island and have unforgettable days in the safe hands of experienced local leaders. With names to inspire, like Ceum na Caillich and Caisteal Abhail, Arran's mountains are amongst Scotland’s most amazing landscapes. 

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Arran Mountain Festival Ceilidh
Brodick Village Hall 18 May 2024

Swap your walking boots for your dancing shoes -

the popular ARRAN MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL CEILIDH returns on

Saturday 18 May!

Extend the good times had on the hill into the evening, socialise and dance the night away with old and new-found friends.

Arran's very own Boathouse Ceilidh Band will be giving us some great tunes and dances – with a caller to instruct and help us get in the swing of things.

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Lamlash Golf Club Senior Open
Lamlash Golf Club 21 May 2024

21st - 22nd May

Qualifying age 60, entry £10 inclusive of £3 sweep. Choice of day or play both with additional entry fee. 

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Talk - Made In Arran
Garden Room @ the Heritage Museum, Brodick 21 May 2024

Speaker Alastair Dobson - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Arran Visual Arts Exhibition
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall 25 May 2024

25th - 29th May

The annual Arran Visual Arts Art Exhibition attracts more than 600 visitors each year, who vote for their favourite art work in the ‘People’s Choice’ and where many sales are made. We are very proud of the reputation our exhibitions have earned. 

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The Importance of Sketch Books with Tim Pomeroy
The Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle 25 May 2024

10am - 4pm This workshop explores the phenomenon that is the artist’s sketchbook. Morning session: get outside into the landscape around the Ranger centre to do three or four quite rapid-fire exploratory sketches. Afternoon session: concentrate on a fuller more developed sketch based on the experiences of the morning. 

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Isle of Arran Pipe Band @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 26 May 2024

Come along and hear the wonderful sounds of the pipes and drums from the Isle of Arran Pipe Band playing by the front door of the castle. nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Arran Pride
Brodick 01 Jun 2024

1st - 2nd June

Saturday 1st:

12:30pm Grand Parade 

1-4pm Picnic in the Park 

7.30-11pm Celebration Ceilidh 

Sunday 2nd:

11.30am-3pm Douglas Dook & BBQ

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Beat The Drum - The Runrig Experience
Lochranza & Catacol Village Hall 03 Jun 2024

7.30pm  On the back of the sell-out '50 Years of Runrig Tour' the 'Runrig Experience' are back on the road, calling at some brand new venues in 2024 including Arran! Tickets available through Eventbrite or locally (location to be announced shortly).

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Talk - Kilpatrick's Abandoned Settlements
Garden Room @ the Heritage Museum, Brodick 04 Jun 2024

Speaker Angela Cassels - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Arran Folk Festivals Exhibition @ Arran Heritage Museum
Garden Room, Heritage Museum, Brodick 06 Jun 2024

6th - 11th June

Daily 10.30-12, 2-4 Pop-up Exhibition in the Garden Room.

Normal museum admission applies, donation appreciated. arranmuseum.co.uk.

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Arran Folk Festival
Various venues (tbc) 07 Jun 2024

7th - 9th June - Arran's annual folk festival is back and set to be better than ever! More details to follow.

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Ghost Tour: Where History Meets Haunting @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 07 Jun 2024

7-8.30pm Join us for an otherworldly adventure through the hauntingly beautiful gardens of Brodick Castle as darkness falls (depending on the time of year!). Discover the untold stories, eerie legends, and spectral secrets that lurk beneath the moonlit shadows. Not suitable for under-16's. £5 + Eventbrite fees. Book via nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Arran AFC Rugby 7's
Ormidale Park, Brodick 08 Jun 2024

Arran AFC are delighted to inform you that our annuals 7's tournament will take place on 8th June this year! 

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Corrie Film Club - Pretty Red Dress
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall, Corrie 09 Jun 2024

7.30pm All welcome! Free entry but a small donation to Corrie and Sannox Hall welcomed.

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Craft Day @ Arran Heritage Museum
Arran Heritage Museum 09 Jun 2024

Skills and crafts 12.30-3.30pm 

Including spinning and weaving, crochet & knitting and much more!!

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Driven to Abstraction with Gillian Park
The Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle 15 Jun 2024

10am - 4pm In this workshop you will create a collection of mini abstract paintings. This will be a really fun experimental workshop where you will explore colour palettes and composition using exercises to start the creative process. 

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Tuesday Talk - Topic tba
Garden Room @ the Heritage Museum, Brodick 18 Jun 2024

Speaker Heather Macleod - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Back to the Bronze Age: Drop-in at The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse, Brodick Country Park 19 Jun 2024

11am - 3pm Immerse yourself in Bronze Age life in our authentic replica roundhouse! Experience how our prehistoric ancestors lived, handle artefacts and learn about Bronze Age crafts, tools and weapons. Or simply soak up the atmosphere sitting around the open fire! FREE with Country Park entry; donations very welcome; no need to book. FB NTS Arran Ranger Service

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The Scottish Acoustic Festival
Glenisle Hotel Garden, Lamlash 21 Jun 2024

21st - 23rd June

The Scottish Acoustic Festival is a mobile music festival that plays all over Scotland including the highlands and islands, taking independent singer songwriters on the road to play live and provide a unique experience for the audience. To be held over 3 days in Lamlash - more details to follow. 

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Music Arran - Charlotte Rowan with Charlotte Stevenson
Arran High School Theatre, Lamlash 22 Jun 2024

7.30pm Violin & piano concert.

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Wizard School @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 22 Jun 2024

Welcome to Wizard School!

  • 11-12 Wand making - make your own wand to take home and cast spells.
  • 1-2 Potions class - come along and learn how to make two magic potions, Fizzing Potion and Galaxy in a Jar.

This is one school event the whole family will be excited to attend!!

£6 per child per class + Eventbrite fees. Castle/gardens usual entry fee. Book via nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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The High Life
Saltwater Gallery 22 Jun 2024

26th March - 22nd June 

Mountains & Cliffs Exhibition 

Proud Sponsors of Arran Mountain Festival

 

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Motorcycle Show @ Arran Heritage Museum
Arran Heritage Museum, Brodick 23 Jun 2024

12-3.30pm Motorcycle Show. For pre-entry or more info contact Derek Shand 07833755684.

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Arran Whisky Festival - Malt & Music
Lagg Distillery 28 Jun 2024

28th - 30th June

A fun and fabulous event at the Lagg Distillery combining the best of music and malt Arran has to offer! Tickets on sale in March. Festival details tba.

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Fancy Dress Cricket Fun Day
Ormidale Park, Brodick 29 Jun 2024

Six-a-side fun cricket tournament, come along in fancy dress and enjoy some good food, drink and music. 

Night of Guitars
Brodick Hall 29 Jun 2024

Come join us for a fantastic evening of music starting 7.30pm! Get ready to be blown away with electrifying performances by some of Scotland's most talented guitar players. This event is a celebration of the iconic instrument that has shaped the history of music. From Fernando Sor to Al Di Meola, be wowed by the classical guitar prowess of Stewart Kelly as well as the guitar pyrotechnics of Solea. The event also culminates in a spectacular trio performance. Whether you're a guitar enthusiast or simply love great music, this is an event you don't want to miss. So grab your friends and get ready to witness a night filled with guitar magic!

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Isle of Arran Pipe Band @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 30 Jun 2024

2-2.30pm Come along and hear the wonderful sounds of the pipes and drums from the Isle of Arran Pipe Band playing by the front door of the castle. nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Dougarie Estate Charity Garden Opening
Dougarie Estate, Machrie 02 Jul 2024

Explore a terraced garden in a castellated folly built in 1905. Admission £5.00, children free, cash only. Free parking available. 

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Tuesday Talk - Topic tba
Garden Room @ The Heritage Museum, Brodick 02 Jul 2024

Speaker Alison Paige - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Ghost Tour: Where History Meets Haunting @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 05 Jul 2024

7-8.30pm Join us for an otherworldly adventure through the hauntingly beautiful gardens of Brodick Castle as darkness falls (depending on the time of year!). Discover the untold stories, eerie legends, and spectral secrets that lurk beneath the moonlit shadows. Not suitable for under-16's. £5 + Eventbrite fees. Book via nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Atmospheric Watercolours with Martin Oates
The Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle 06 Jul 2024

6th - 7th July

10am - 4pm Day 1: an introduction to materials, techniques and the process of painting. Martin will break the painting process into stages and assist participants to complete a Scottish watercolour landscape. Day 2: a seascape painting using a very limited palette. The subject will be Lochranza including the old castle. 

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Shiskine GC Texas Scramble
Shiskine Golf Club 07 Jul 2024

Fun charity event to raise funds for Shiskine Valley Improvements, prize or raffle donations welcome, £20 entry per team, texas scramble format. www.shiskinegolf.com

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Tuesday Talk - Vikings
Garden Room @ The Heritage Museum, Brodick 09 Jul 2024

Speaker tba 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Holy Isle Challenge
Lamlash Pier - Holy Isle 13 Jul 2024

11am - 2.45pm Paddlesports challenge run by Otter's Tail & Arran Kayak Club, 11km route from Lamlash round Holy Isle. A fun race for ages 14+. 

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Holy isle Challenge 2024
Lamlash Pier 13 Jul 2024

Arran Kayak Club supported by Otter’s Tail are running a paddle sports challenge on Arran on the 13th of July this year. The 11km route starts in Lamlash and will take participants round the Holy Isle. The race starts at 12.00, permitting travel from the mainland in the morning, and is open to all seaworthy craft including SUP’s.

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Corrie Film Club - Anatomy of a Fall
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall, Corrie 14 Jul 2024

7.30pm All welcome! Free entry but a small donation to Corrie and Sannox Hall welcomed.

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Tuesday Talk - Topic tba
Garden Room @ The Heritage Museum, Brodick 16 Jul 2024

Speaker Sheila Gilmore - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Back to the Bronze Age: Drop-in at The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse, Brodick Country Park 17 Jul 2024

11am -3pm Immerse yourself in Bronze Age life in our authentic replica roundhouse! Experience how our prehistoric ancestors lived, handle artefacts and learn about Bronze Age crafts, tools and weapons. Or simply soak up the atmosphere sitting around the open fire! FREE with Country Park entry; donations very welcome; no need to book. 

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Corrie Folk & Blues Festival
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall 19 Jul 2024

19th - 20th July

Escape to the Isle of Arran for a weekend of musical bliss at the Corrie Folk & Blues Festival! Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of folk and blues across two unforgettable days. Weekend tickets £50 (inc camping), day tickets £30.

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Wizard School @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 19 Jul 2024

Welcome to Wizard School!

  • 11-12 Wand making - make your own wand to take home and cast spells.
  • 1-2 Potions class - come along and learn how to make two magic potions, Fizzing Potion and Galaxy in a Jar.

This is one school event the whole family will be excited to attend!!

£6 per child per class + Eventbrite fees. Castle/gardens usual entry fee. Book via nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Isle of Arran Pipe Band @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 21 Jul 2024

2-2.30pm Come along and hear the wonderful sounds of the pipes and drums from the Isle of Arran Pipe Band playing by the front door of the castle. nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Feis Week
Arran High School 23 Jul 2024

23rd - 26th July

10am-3.45pm each day - an event open to young people from the age of eight, participants will have the opportunity to try out or improve their skills in a number of musical instruments, song, drama, art and shinty as well as improving their Gaelic language skills. 

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Children's Day @ Arran Heritage Museum
Arran Heritage Museum 28 Jul 2024

Children's Day Special Events 12.30-3.30pm

Story Telling, Model Railway, Face Painting, Children's Tombola etc 

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Talk - The Victorian Plant Hunters & Their Ties to Brodick Castle
Garden Room @ The Heritage Museum, Brodick 30 Jul 2024

Speaker Donald Guthrie - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Ghost Tour: Where History Meets Haunting @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 02 Aug 2024

7-8.30pm Join us for an otherworldly adventure through the hauntingly beautiful gardens of Brodick Castle as darkness falls (depending on the time of year!). Discover the untold stories, eerie legends, and spectral secrets that lurk beneath the moonlit shadows. Not suitable for under-16's. £5 + Eventbrite fees. Book via nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Arran Farmers Show
Glenkiln Farm, Lamlash 07 Aug 2024

A big event in the Arran calendar, the Arran Show always draws a crowd and has something for everyone to enjoy. 

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Brodick Highland Games
Ormidale Park, Brodick 10 Aug 2024

Another highlight in the Arran calendar, the Brodick Highland Games are always held the Saturday after the Arran Show and this is a great traditional day out for all the family where you'll find heavy events, highland dancing, athletics, children's fancy dress and stalls galore! Kick off is 12pm.

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Corrie Film Club - Oppenheimer
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall, Corrie 11 Aug 2024

7.30pm All welcome! Free entry but a small donation to Corrie and Sannox Hall welcomed.

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Festival of the Sea
Lamlash 11 Aug 2024

The aim is to celebrate everything that the sea means for an Island community: livelihood, leisure, ships, boats, swimming, sea-life, nourishment, and even transport. It blends thanksgiving, awareness of the damage we have done to the sea and its ecology, our dependence upon our Good Mother Earth, and the acts of penitence and intercession. The ancient Gaelic heritage of our lands and islands came alive in the recitation of the prayers of Blessing handed down to us both orally and in Carmichael’s Carmina Gadelica, calling us to renew our ecological awareness along with our sense of wonder.

Tractor Show @ Arran Heritage Museum
Arran Heritage Museum 11 Aug 2024

12.30-3.30pm Tractor Show - Classic, Modern and Working Tractors.

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Talk - Holy Isle Project
Garden Room @ The Heritage Museum, Brodick 13 Aug 2024

Speaker tba - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Arran Open Studios
Island-wide 16 Aug 2024

16th - 19th August 2024  A weekend-long event where talented Arran artists, coming together as Arran Open Studios, stage a wide-ranging exhibition incorporating painters, sculptors and all manner of craftspeople, usually from their own studios across the island.

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Back to the Bronze Age: Drop-in at The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse, Brodick Country Park 21 Aug 2024

11am - 3pm Immerse yourself in Bronze Age life in our authentic replica roundhouse! Experience how our prehistoric ancestors lived, handle artefacts and learn about Bronze Age crafts, tools and weapons. Or simply soak up the atmosphere sitting around the open fire! FREE with Country Park entry; donations very welcome; no need to book. 

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Arran International Festival of Chamber Music & Song
Various venues across Arran 22 Aug 2024

22nd - 25th August

Concerts by international, local and young musicians alike, coming together to create a series of beautiful musical events, across various Arran venues. See arraninternationalfestival.com for more details.

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Oil Painting - Figure in the Landscape with Iona Roberts
The Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle 24 Aug 2024

24th - 25th August

10am - 4pm This course will focus on oil painting and working with the figure in context with the interior and exterior landscape. 

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Isle of Arran Pipe Band @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 25 Aug 2024

2-2.30pm Come along and hear the wonderful sounds of the pipes and drums from the Isle of Arran Pipe Band playing by the front door of the castle. nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Tuesday Talk - Topic tba
Garden Room @ The Heritage Museum, Brodick 27 Aug 2024

Speaker Heather Lodge - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. arranmuseum.co.uk

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The McLellan Book Festival
TBC 31 Aug 2024

31st August - 1st September

The McLellan Book Festival will run concurrent to the Wee Mac children's book festival, on the Saturday & Sunday, so there really will be something for book lovers of all ages. Our theme for 2024 is 'Scotland'.

We are currently working on the full programme and more details will be released here and on social media soon. However, we are delighted to announce our first confirmed authors:

- Sarah Sheridan 

- Alistair Moffat

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Wee Mac Arran Children's Book Festival
Arran Heritage Museum, Brodick 31 Aug 2024

31st August - 1st September

Wee Mac Arran is a children's book festival hosted at the Arran Heritage Museum, organised by a local group of book-loving volunteers. Some of Scotland and the UK's finest authors, illustrators and storytellers are invited to "Scotland in miniature" to present to Arran children and young people, as well as to visitors to the island. www.weemacarran.scot

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Ghost Tour: Where History Meets Haunting @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 06 Sep 2024

7-8.30pm Join us for an otherworldly adventure through the hauntingly beautiful gardens of Brodick Castle as darkness falls (depending on the time of year!). Discover the untold stories, eerie legends, and spectral secrets that lurk beneath the moonlit shadows. Not suitable for under-16's. £5 + Eventbrite fees. Book via nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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McLellan Poetry Festival
Location tba 06 Sep 2024

6th - 7th September

Full 2024 festival programme tba - please keep checking back!

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Corrie Film Club - Forgotten Love
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall, Corrie 08 Sep 2024

7.30pm All welcome! Free entry but a small donation to Corrie and Sannox Hall welcomed.

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Talk - Special & Unusual Objects from the Archives
Garden Room @ The Heritage Museum, Brodick 10 Sep 2024

Speaker Arran Heritage Museum - 1.30pm.

Free event but usual museum admission charge applies. www.arranmuseum.co.uk

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Arran Clearances Exhibition @ Arran Heritage Museum
Garden Room, Heritage Museum, Brodick 12 Sep 2024

12th September - 13th October

Daily 10.30am-12pm, 2-4pm Pop-up Exhibition in the Garden Room.

Normal museum admission applies, donation appreciated. www.arranmuseum.co.uk.

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Meet the Princess @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 15 Sep 2024

11am or 2.30pm

Join us for a magical day filled with enchanting activities! £5 per child + Eventbrite fees (children must be accompanied by an adult). Castle/gardens usual entry fee. For full details & to book via nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

Find out more
Back to the Bronze Age: Drop-in at The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse, Brodick Country Park 18 Sep 2024

11am - 3pm Immerse yourself in Bronze Age life in our authentic replica roundhouse! Experience how our prehistoric ancestors lived, handle artefacts and learn about Bronze Age crafts, tools and weapons. Or simply soak up the atmosphere sitting around the open fire! FREE with Country Park entry; donations very welcome; no need to book. 

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Introduction to Paper Sculpture with Mhairi Corr
The Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle 21 Sep 2024

21st - 22nd September

10am - 4pm Day 1: cutting and shaping wire mesh to form an armature. A strong basic structure will be made to support the pulp that will be made and applied on Day 2. There will not be enough time for the first layer to dry before applying subsequent layers. However, completing these 2 days will result in the knowledge of how to continue, rather than leaving the workshop with a finished product.

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Isle of Arran Pipe Band @ Brodick Castle
Brodick Castle 29 Sep 2024

2-2.30pm Come along and hear the wonderful sounds of the pipes and drums from the Isle of Arran Pipe Band playing by the front door of the castle. nts.org.uk/visit/places/brodick-castle

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Corrie Film Club - Poor Things
Corrie & Sannox Village Hall, Corrie 13 Oct 2024

7.30pm All welcome! Free entry but a small donation to Corrie and Sannox Hall welcomed.

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Back to the Bronze Age: Drop-in at The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse, Brodick Country Park 16 Oct 2024

11am - 3pm Immerse yourself in Bronze Age life in our authentic replica roundhouse! Experience how our prehistoric ancestors lived, handle artefacts and learn about Bronze Age crafts, tools and weapons. Or simply soak up the atmosphere sitting around the open fire! FREE with Country Park entry; donations very welcome; no need to book. 

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Get Knotting! - An Introduction to Macrame with Walter Brown
The Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle 19 Oct 2024

10am - 4pm This workshop aims to provide a beginners’ introduction to the world of macramé, though, should you be more experienced, it may help you develop your own ideas. You will learn to tie a few, really easy, basic knots and then apply them both singularly and in configurations to make the desired item, perhaps with the use of a ring, beads or bells. 

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Davis Robb Duo
Arran High School, Lamlash 21 Oct 2024

7.30pm Andrew Robb, a multi award winning jazz double bassist & Emily Davis used to be the co-concertmaster with RSNO and is currently the Concertmaster with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. The Davis Robb Duo have just released their debut album Long Days, Short Nights which features classical music, the Great American Songbook, folk music from Brazil, Scotland and Norway. Tickets £12 in advance from Inspirations or on the door, free to under 18s. 

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Miller Violin Duo
Arran High School, Lamlash 26 Oct 2024

7.30pm The Miller Violin Duo is made up of Scottish violinists Alison Miller and Danny Miller. At home they freelance with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, BBCSSO and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Their repertoire is ever expanding and covers a range of genres from Baroque through to 20th Century and Scottish traditional music. Tickets £12 in advance from Inspirations or on the door, free to under 18s. 

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Seascapes - Exploring Different Media with Senja Brendon
The Ranger Centre, Brodick Castle 02 Nov 2024

10am - 4pm In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of mediums to paint and draw the sea. 

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Santa's Christmas Market
Arran High School, Lamlash 23 Nov 2024

Opens 11am - market, café, music, Santa's Grotto - Arran's largest Christmas market with over 50 stalls. Offering a fine selection of unique handcrafted items, gifts and food.

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Trio Arisonto Concert
Arran High School, Lamlash 23 Nov 2024

7.30pm A Violin, horn and piano trio based in the Royal Academy of Music. Tickets £12 in advance from Inspirations or on the door. Free to under 18s. 

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