Welcome to the Grassic Gibbon Centre!
Extended Season: Now open through November 29th
November Hours: 10am – 3pm
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, 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 for the exhibition area.
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.
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August 17th Opening
The Grassic Gibbon Centre Cafe and Exhibition is open from August 17th, 7 days a week 10 am – 4:30 pm. We are thrilled to welcome you back to learn about Lewis Grassic Gibbon, eat some delicious food, and enjoy the scenic countryside of Arbuthnott.
Our priority is the health and well-being of our community and our visitors. To ensure the safety of our customers and staff, we have followed the Scottish Government hygiene guidelines. Social distancing measures have been put in place, hand sanitiser will be readily available and we have implemented a strict hygiene regime throughout the premises. As per government guidelines, customers must register their contact details.
Currently, we will be operating with a reduced menu. Don’t worry, we have plenty of delicious options to choose from. And of course, no opening would be complete without your favorite homemade traybakes and treats!
Please access our Facebook page for weekly specials.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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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.
2020 Literary Lights Competition
We are delighted to announce the conclusion of our fourth annual Literary Lights creative writing competition, run in association with the University of Aberdeen.
The annual contest for the best prose fiction or creative non-fiction is open to all students at the University of Aberdeen.
To access more information about the contest and the works of current and previous winners, please Click Here.