Arran Events

If you are planning to visit the island why not come and enjoy one of the Arran events held throughout the year. These include the annual Highland Games, an excellent Folk Festival, The Walking and Outdoor Festival and the Wildlife Festival.

Deer and jackdaw Deer and Jackdaw

Many of these Arran events sell out very quickly and accommodation on the island can be at a premium. So if you fancy joining in, we suggest that you get organised quickly to avoid missing out on some memorable events


Isle of Arran Wildlife Festival - 12th to 19th May 2010

Otters at Lochranza Otters at lochranza

Now in its 5th year this event just gets better and better. There are more than 70 events taking place including walks, talks, exhibitions, trips and wildlife watching.

A number of the events take place around Lochranza including :-

  • Saturday 15th May - Geology at North Newton Shore
  • Saturday 15th May - Eaglewatch
  • Sunday 16th May - Raptor Ramble
  • Monday 17th May - Eaglewatch (2 times)
  • Tuesday 18th May - Deer walk at North Sannox

For the full programme of events, booking information and much much more visit the Isle of Arran Wildlife Festival website by following this link

Insider Tip. As at the start of March, the hostel has already sold more than half of its beds for the period of the festival.

Arran Folk Festival - 5th to 13th June 2010

This year is the 16th anniversary of the Arran Folk Festival one of the premier Isle of Arran eventson the calendar.

A range of concerts, ceilidhs, pub gigs and acoustic sessions take place around the island

Artists performing this year include :-

  • Finbar Furey
  • John Conolly
  • Saggy Bottom Boys
  • Paul McKenna Band
  • John Carnie

For the full programme of events, booking information and much much more visit the Arran Folk Festival website by following this link


Brodick Highland Games - 7th August 2010

Come and enjoy the spectacle of the Annual Brodick Highland Games. Held at Ormidale Park in Brodick from 10:00am to 5:00pm. A great event for all the family includingheavy events, Highland dancing, pipe bands and childrens races.


Outdoor and Walking Festival - 17th to 20th September 2010

Details are still to be finalised but previous festivals have included a range of guided walks as well as sailing, kayaking and mountain-biking.

To keep up to date with events visit the Arran Outdoor Festival website



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