The Official Website for Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Welcome to the Grassic Gibbon Centre!

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.

Additional Information:

Lewis Grassic Gibbon: 

Biography – Blog

The Centre:

Facilities – Hall – Shop – Events  

Learn more about Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Arbuthnott in the the films below created with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

May 2023 Update

The Exhibition and Cafe are now open!

Opening hours are as follows:

Monday 10 – 4:30

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday CLOSED

Thursday 10 – 4:30

Friday 10 – 4:30

Saturday 10 – 4:30

Sunday 10 – 4:30

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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.