McLellan Arts Festival postponed until 2021

A message from the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust:

It is with great sadness that we at the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust have decided to postpone this year’s McLellan Arts Festival.

We have been watching the developing situation closely and we have concluded that it would be both risky and irresponsible to hold a festival under the current circumstances.

We’ve been working with all our artists and venues to ensure we can present this year’s programme at next year’s event; a programme which will include a ‘Come and Sing Mozart Requiem’, and is one we are very much looking forward to sharing with

Our new dates are Thurs 26th August – Sunday 5th September 2021. The Wee Mac Arran Children’s Book Festival will take place the week following; 10th – 11th September.

We also want to take this opportunity to send a great deal of love to all of those affected by Covid-19 and especially to the amazing people at the NHS and all the essential workers who are keeping the rest of us safe and supplied.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you are all keeping healthy and safe during these times and we’re very much looking forward to seeing everyone again when we can.

In the meantime, Arran Theatre and Arts Trust are continuing our work on the establishment of the new Arts Heritage Trail for the island. For more details and information on how you can get involved, see their website:

Yours Truly,

All at Arran Theatre and Arts Trust

A few pictures from past festivals…

The famous festival ceilidh


The festival Clamjamfry


A festival film event in Corrie


The Gala concert in 2010