Social Events

See below for the evening entertainment on offer at the 2018 festival.

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

Friday, 18th May – Monday 21st May 2018

Post-walks coffee, tea, cake and a natter at the Festival Hub
What better reward after a day in the mountains than a well-deserved cuppa and some delicious homebaking?
Stay on at the festival hub for a wee while and reminisce about your day in the hills with fellow walkers, walk leaders and festival organisers.

Friday 18th May 2108, 17:30 – 20:00

Arran Active late opening
Our favourite outdoor shop, Arran Active in Brodick, are keeping their doors open late for you to purchase any essentials you might still be missing for your Mountain Festival walks. Or anything else you fancy – check out for a flavour of what’s on offer in their well-stocked shop!

Friday, 18th May 2018 18.30-20.00

Mountains, Moonlight & Meditations’: Illustrated talk and poetry at the Ormidale Hotel

Join us for this informal social event in the convivial surroundings of the Ormidale Hotel conservatory.

Munro Moonwalker Alan Rowan is teaming up with Stuart B Campbell, climber, mountaineer and published poet, to give us a presentation combining photos, readings and ‘bothy tales’.

Stuart has written poems to accompany climbing films, publications, exhibitions and festivals and also has new material in progress. Find out more on

Alan is working on his third book, and we may get some pre-publication insights. His previous books, Moonwalker and A Mountain Before Breakfast, entertainingly take us through Scotland’s Munros and Corbetts. Visit for more information.

Of course our host, Trevor at the Ormidale, will be happy to supply food and drink from the bar!

Admission free; purchase food and drink at the bar.

Saturday, 19th May 2018, 19:30 – 23:00

Arran Mountain Festival Ceilidh at Brodick Village Hall

Back once again by popular demand – the Arran Mountain Festival ceilidh!
Extend the good times had on the hill into the evening, and dance the night away with old and new-found friends.
Details TBC

Many thanks to the people/companies giving raffle prizes for the evening:

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