Robert McLellan 1907 - 1985
McLellan Arts Festival 2020 - COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

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 you.


Our new dates are Thurs 26th August – Sunday 5th September 2021.

The Wee Mac 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

Previous Festivals



This year's McLellan Arts Festival took place from 30th August to 14th September 2019. Click the button on the right to see the fantastic programme.


We were delighted to announce the return of the McLellan Arts Festival in 2018. 

The festival ran from 31st August - 9th September 2018.

Click the button on the right to see the full programme.


2017's McLellan Festival programme included the international McLellan Poetry Competition, the famous festival ceilidh, Clamjamfry with local artist Tim Pomeroy and much more. To see the full programme click the button to the right. 

Festival Images

2018 Festival Images

2017 Festival Images

 Dramatised reading of 'Sweet Largie Bay'
'Jamie the Saxt' by Robert Mclellan with Borderline Theatre & Arran Community
 Arran's Film Archive  
Dance Company 'Indepen-Dance'
RCS students rehearsing one of their performances for the Festival
Brodick Pier early 1930s
Opera Gala
'A Horse for Every Man'
Simon Armitage presenting Poetry Prize 2015 to John Foggin
About Us
Arran Theatre and Arts Trust is a charity, registered in Scotland, and a company limited by guarantee.
Company number: SC119255
Charity number: SC006027
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