Your Tartan Day local events guide

Friday, March 23 to Friday, April 6 - So You Think You Know Carnoustie Quiz (50p per copy). Question Sheets available from various Carnoustie High Street Shops. Winner drawn during Tartan Food and Craft Market, Carnoustie on April 7. Cash prize.

Friday, March 30: Tartan Day Supper 7 pm for 7.45 pm at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, £35. Delicious taster dishes by Hospitalfield chef in the ambience of the historic house with tartan music.

Friday, March 30 : Tartan Day Dance in Reid Hall, Forfar from 7.30 pm. Tartan Day Scottish dance with Nicol McLaren and the Glencraig Band. Supper is included in the cost and payment can be made at the door.

Friday, March 30 to Friday, April 6 (excluding Sunday, April 1): Tartan Film Makers at Café Amor, High Street, Arbroath. All films start at 7.30 pm, except Thursday, April 5, when a children’s film will be screened from 5.15 pm. Free. Pop along and view classic Scottish films.

Friday, March 30 to Saturday, April 7: Tartan Story Tellers 9.45am every morning, except Sunday, at Café Amor, High St, Arbroath. Storytelling sessions, reading from some of Scotland’s best known children’s authors. Sessions will last for about 30 to 40 minutess.

Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 8: Kirriemuir Tartan Shop Window Competition. Find the tartan in the shop window and name it. Organised by the SNP group and sponsored by Autosales of Kirriemuir.

Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 8: Haggis Hunt at Forfar Loch Country Park. Daily fropm 1 pm. Leaflet available from the ranger centre. Contact 01307 461118 for more information or visit

Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 8: Tartan Day at Peel Farm; Daily events, various times. Tartan/Scottish demonstrations, including corn dolly making; Harris tweed craft demonstration; antler horn craft demonstration; Scottish wicked chocolate demonstration and tasting; an evening of traditional Scottish song, food and drinks.

Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 8: Forfar Shop Window Competition. Find the tartan in the shop window and name it.

Saturday, March 31: Make your own tartan craft workshop at the Gateway to the Glens Museum, Kirriemuir. Craft Workshops will take place across the day for primary aged children to make their own tartan designs.

Saturday, March 31: Scottish Opera’s ‘A Little Bit of Northern Light’ in Arbroath Library at 10 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm and 2.30 pm. A musical story for four to eight year olds set in the not too distant future.

Saturday, March 31: Forfar and District Pipe Band, 1.30 pm to 3 pm at The Cross, Forfar.

Saturday, March 31: Fairtrade Goods on sale at The Cross, Forfar, from 1.30 pm to 3 pm.

Saturday, March 31: Live Music at The Picture House in Montrose, 9.30 pm to 12.30 am. Live music with Evil Dr Pork Chop.

Saturday, March 31 to Sunday, April 1: The Big Scottish Breakfast at Franco’s, High Street, Carnoustie, 9 am to 4 pm. Kick-off Tartan Day’s week of celebrations and enjoy a typically Scottish all day breakfast at Franco’s Bistro.

Sunday, march 31 to Saturday, April 7: Tartan Window Competition in Carnoustie. Children’s competition to spot different coloured Thistles in Carnoustie shop windows.

Sunday, April 1: Carnoustie Canine Capers Tartan Dog Walk leaving Wallace Veterinary Centre, Ravensby Park Gardens at 1.30 pm.

Sunday, April 1: Peregrine Watch Part One from 11 to 3 pm at Angus Glens Ranger Service, The Ranger Base, Glen Doll, By Kirriemuir. Join the Countryside Ranger on a guided walk in Glen Doll to view the world’s fastest flying bird as they set up their breeding territory.

Sunday, April 1: Free Wullie at Monikie Country Park. £10 or £5 to anyone wearing traditional Scottish dress. Price includes free entry for prize draw for a bottle of single malt whisky. Conditions and height restriction apply, booking essential! Climb the dizzy heights of the tower, descend the leap of faith then escape to freedom across the moat via 160-metre zip line.

Sunday, April 1: Hospitalfield House Visitors open day at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath from 11 am to 4 pm.

Sunday, April 1: Opening day of the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, 12 noon until 4 pm.

Monday, April 2: Launch of Montrose Golf Course 450th Anniversary. Re-creation of an event in 1562 when a minister and gave a golf lesson to a six-year-old boy. Watch as they play from the 1st tee with hickory shafted clubs, accompanied by a piper.

Monday, April 2: Tartan Teddies at Crombie Country Park, Monikie, from 2 pm to 3 pm. Celebrate Tartan Day by decorating an egg for Easter. All teddies must wear tartan and be accompanied by a child on this ranger-led activity and picnic.

Tuesday, April 3: Speaking of Scotland, an interactive evening of lively discussion and speeches on a Scottish theme presented by the Strathmore and Arbroath Speakers Clubs, in the Council Chambers, Town and County Hall, Forfar, from 7 pm.

Wednesday, April 4: Tartan Day Craft Fair in Carnoustie Golf Hotel, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Wednesday, April 4: Competition fun in Monifieth Library from 2 pm to 3 pm.

Wednesday, April 4: Family Film Day – Kung Fu Panda II in the Webster Theatre, Arbroath, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Pop early to meet two very friendly Giant Panda mascots, visiting for the day from Edinburgh Zoo!

Wednesday, April 4: Tartan Comedy Night in The Craigton Coach Inn, Craigton of Monikie, Monifieth.

Wednesday, April 4: Scottish Quiz Night in the Kinloch Arms Hotel, Carnoustie, from 7 pm.

Thursday, April 5: Tartan Day Business Breakfast in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel from 8 am. The event is sponsored by HSBC and it will have an ‘international’ theme, with a lively debate about Scotland’s future prospects in our changing world. Organised by Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, April 5: Tartan Open Mic Session at the Café Amor, High St, Arbroath from 7.45 pm.

Friday, April 6: Angus Archives Open Day from 10 am until 4 pm. Drop by and see a selection of rare documents, try a family history taster session, view the photographic collection and enjoy a walk around Restenneth Priory. Pop along and see some of the rich written heritage of Angus.

Friday, April 6: Declaration Commemoration at Arbroath Abbey Forecourt from 1.20 pm. Short reconstruction of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath by the Nobles of Scotland.

Friday, April 6: Bingo Night at the Kinloch Arms Hotel, Carnoustie from 7 pm.

Friday, April 6 to Monday, April 9: Easter at Glamis Castle, from 10.30 am. Easter Weekend Extravaganza. Confirmed events on castle website.

Saturday, April 7: Angus Farmers’ Market at High Street, Montrose, from 9 am.

Saturday, April 7: Tartan Food and Craft Market at Three Halls of Carnoustie from 10 am to 2 pm. A pot-pourri of crafts, including a taste of local ‘Scottish Fayre’.

Saturday, April 7: Tartan Parade, Carnoustie High Street from 11.30 am. Carnoustie & District Pipe Band and Carnoustie Motorcycle Club and friends will gather in Fox Street to commence their parade along Carnoustie High Street, finishing in the car park at Philip Hall.

Saturday, April 7: Eggstravaganza in the City. Easter themed event, with a tartan twist taking place in Brechin. Fun activities, Scottish menus in eateries and more.

Saturday, April 7: Tartan Day Highland Dancing Competition in Arbroath Community Centre from 10 am until 4 pm. Dancers compete for Tartan Trophies.

Saturday, April 7: Tartan Day Beach Clean at Monifieth Beach from 10 am until 12 noon.

Saturday, April 7: Exhibition & Sale of Work by Scottish Artists to celebrate Tartan Day in Hillside village hall, from 11 am until 4.30 pm. Guest Artists include Phillip Humphries (Glasgow) Wood Burning, Vicki Smith (Arbroath) Handmade Jewellery, Pauline Cameron (Arbroath) Paintings as well as Art & Craft work from other local artists including paintings, needle work, woodwork, stone work and knitting. Refreshments on sale. Scottish Cake & Candy Stall, Raffle and Tombola. In aid of Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.

Saturday, April 7: Forfar and District Pipe Band at The Cross, Forfar from 1.30 pm to 3 pm.

Saturday, April 7: Fairtrade Goods: The Forfar Fairtrade Forum will be selling fair-trade goods, at the Cross in Forfar, from 1.30 pm to 3 pm.

Saturday, April 7: Tartan BBQ at the Kinloch Arms Hotel, Carnoustie, from 2 pm.

Saturday, April 7: The Big Tartan Day Family Ceilidh Dance at the Arbroath Community Centre from 7 pm.

Saturday, April 7: Tartan Day with Lochnagar at the The Station Bar, Arbroath, from 9 pm.

Saturday, April 7: Live Music at The Picture House in Montrose, from 9.30 pm.

Saturday, April 7: Tartan Beach Clean in Carnoustie from 11 am.

Sunday, April 8: Tartan Day Dancing Festival in the Reid Hall, Forfar from 9 am until 6 pm. Enjoy traditional dancing with Forfar Highland Dancing Association. Entries from Primary, beginner, novice, intermediate and premier categories.