The Official Website for Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Welcome to the Grassic Gibbon Centre!

Exhibition and Cafe Open May 1st!

The Grassic Gibbon Centre celebrates the life, work and times of James Leslie Mitchell, the novelist of the Mearns, better known by his pen name Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

Sunset Song, his best loved novel, is set in the Mearns around  the Centre and was a success right from its first publication in 1932.  Today, after adaptations for TV, radio, film, theatre and music, it remains one of the most popular of all Scottish stories.

The Centre is a purpose-built, bright, attractive building adjoining Arbuthnott Hall and is run by a voluntary board of directors on behalf of the local community on an entirely not-for-profit basis.It sits in the very heart of the beautiful Mearns countryside, the spiritual home of Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

Admission is free with a small charge  for the exhibition area

Check out our Exhibition Review from 2019

Works by Tania Young, Catherine Reid, Mrs. Susie Smith, Wendy Edwards, Sue Hawkins, Fiona Cameron, Joanna McPherson, Sam Barnett, Liz Munn

Additional Information:

Lewis Grassic Gibbon: 

Biography – Bibliography – Critical Works – Blog

The Centre:

Facilities – Hall – Shop – Events  

For inquiries concerning Lewis Grassic Gibbon,  academic research, and the administration of the Mitchell Literary Estate please email the Literary Director, Dr. William Malcolm:

Scottish Book Trust Profile

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Arbuthnott Community Council

We’ve added a page on our site for the Arbuthnott Community Council.

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Here you’ll find information on the Councillors, their activities and the the meeting minutes.