We are busy planning our festival walks for next year. Check out the 2019 programme for an idea of what will be on offer. Bookings for 2020 will open in December.


Social Events

The Arran Mountain Festival is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run event. Local sponsorship and monies raised at fundraising events allow us to keep prices for our festival walks low.

See below for the evening entertainment on offer at the 2019 festival.

Socialise with other festival goers, walk leaders and organisers and come to our Social Events.

Friday, 17th May 2019, 19.30

Talk & social: ’60 million years beneath our feet’ at the Ormidale Hotel

Join us for this informal social event in the convivial surroundings of the Ormidale Hotel conservatory. Arran Geopark ranger & geologist Bob Gooday will be presenting a summary of Arran’s mountain geology, in particular, revealing what we can look out for on the walks over the weekend.

ormidaleOf course our host, Trevor at the Ormidale, will be happy to supply food and drink from the bar, and the end time of the social is up to you!
Please arrive about an hour earlier if you are planning to eat to minimise disruption during Bob’s talk.
FREE event, donations welcome.

Saturday, 18th May 2019, 19:30 – 23:00

Arran Mountain Festival Ceilidh at Brodick Village Hall

Extend the good times had on the hill into the evening, socialise and dance the night away with old and new-found friends.
The format of our popular festival ceilidh will be slightly different this year: Of course there will be ceilidh dancing, with some recorded music and some live, but we are also inviting folk to bring along their own instruments, stories and poems!

Hungry? Hooked & Cooked of Arran will be outside the village hall with their chippy van, selling fish & chips and burgers (veggie option available). BYOB!

Tickets on pre-sale at Arran Active from 8th May 2019, and on the door.
adult £7.50 | under 16 £5 | family £20

Sunday, 1st September 2019, 19:00

‘Mountains of the moon’ – A talk by Munro Moonwalker Alan Rowan at the Arran Outdoor Education Centre, Lamlash

Marking the launch of Alan Rowan’s new book charting his year of new moon munros, 13 of them, as 2018 was a Blue Moon year!

Tickets £7 (including refreshments)

This talk will be followed by a night walk on Goat Fell with Alan Rowan – more details to follow!

Sunrise on Goatfell © Corinna Goeckeritz

Morning Sun on Goatfell © Corinna Goeckeritz

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We are busy planning our festival walks for next year. Check out the 2019 programme for an idea of what will be on offer. Bookings for 2020 will open in December.