april, 2020

05apr11:00 am1:30 pmArbroath 2020 ProcessionArbroath AbbeyLocation:ArbroathEvent Type:Arbroath 2020,Family,Heritage

Arbroath 2020


Event Details

On Sunday, April 5, over 500 people will march from Arbroath Abbey along the Golden Mile to the Harbour. The Arbroath 2020 Procession will evoke the spirit of Arbroath’s Declaration Pageants of the 1950s and 1960s, when hordes of cheering onlookers would line the streets as hundreds of medieval nobles, soldiers and monks made their way to the Abbey for the re-enactment of the 1320 signing of the Declaration of Arbroath.

The Arbroath 2020 Procession will be a great spectacle reflecting the history and heritage of the Declaration, bringing people together as a pageant for our time.

The Procession will end at Arbroath Harbour where there will be a ceremonial reading of the Declaration by many voices from all generations alongside a rendition of the new 2020 declaration – a declaration made by Arbroath school children to be performed as the ‘effigy’ of the document is sent off to sea. As happened 700 years ago.

This event is part of the Arbroath 2020 celebrations.


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey Abbey Street Arbroath DD11 1EG