Family fun at Tartan Day Scotland Festival

A wee boy with a tartan hat.
A wee boy with a tartan hat.

This year’s Tartan Day Scotland Festival, which runs across the county of Angus, coincides with many schools’ Easter break.

The organisers have ensured it’s packed full of fun, mainly free, activities especially for families.

From Saturday (April 5) until Sunday, April 13, libraries in Angus will be hosting activities such as haggis hunts, story-writing sessions and, for pre-school children, Bookbug sessions, which feature Scottish stories, rhymes and songs.

There will also be tartan craft sessions at Brechin Library and Kirriemuir’s Gateway to the Glens Museum and, for those aged 12 and over, a week of wildlife, navigation and bushcraft at Crombie Country Park.

In addition, throughout the Tartan Day Scotland Festival, Pictavia Visitor Centre, which focuses on the Pictish tribes who lived in this part of Scotland 2,000 years ago, will be offering free admission to children.

During The Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2014, a major Homecoming event will take place in Arbroath this weekend. On April Saturday, the packed programme of special events includes storytelling sessions at the Signal Tower Museum by Sylvia Troon, who will be assisted by her highly-entertaining cast of puppets.

For braver members of the family, a ghost walk is taking place around the streets of Arbroath, an event which is expected to be highly popular so places must be booked in advance by calling 01307 473226.

For further information about the Tartan Day Scotland Festival 2014, pick up a copy of the Events Guide from tourist information centres, ACCESS offices, libraries, museums and tourist attractions across Angus or download the event listing from

To keep up to date with the latest news about the Tartan Day Scotland Festival, you can ‘like’ the Tartan Day Scotland Facebook page.

There will be plenty to do across the county so be sure to get involved!