Grassic Gibbon Centre

The OFFICIAL website for the author James Leslie Mitchell (Lewis Grassic Gibbon)

On this site you’ll find: –

– ​Information about Mitchell/Gibbon and his works

– The local area about which he wrote

– The many facilities which the Centre has.

Winter Closure – Centre Reopens Monday 4th March

Following another successful year, the centre is now closed (Post Office open as normal) until Monday 4th March 2019. You can still contact us via email and we still have some events planned to take place in the hall over the winter.

We look forward to seeing you when we re-open.

Keep your eyes on our events page as we have started our planning for the coming year with some annual events and new one offs.

Part Time Seasonal Staff Required

Phone: 01561-361668


for job description and application form

or click on the above links.

The Grassic Gibbon Centre

The Official Website for the Scottish Author Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

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.

It sits in the very heart of the beautiful Mearns countryside, the spiritual home of Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

Literary Lights Prize For Creative Writing 2018.

Click here for details of this prestigious award

2018 Winner, Ashleigh Angus, reads out her winning entry to an enthralled audience.

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, 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.

Admission is free with a small charge only for the exhibition area.

Arbuthnott Community Council

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

Please click here.

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

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