The Grassic Gibbon Centre


Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1PB

    This visitor centre is dedicated to the Scottish author James Leslie Mitchell, better known as his pen name Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

    Grassic Gibbon was the writer of Sunset Song, first published in 1932 and named the best Scottish novel of all time.

    The Grassic Gibbon Centre is found in the heart of the Mearns countryside, nearby the farm where this famous novelist grew up and the churchyard where his ashes were laid to rest.

    The exhibition tells the story of his life and work through photographs, display cases and story boards. You can enjoy a light snack and home baking in the café, and browse Grassic Gibbon books and local crafts in the book and gift shop.

    3 Visitor Attraction
    Ancestral Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Stonehaven Railway Station follow A90 south signposted at Fordoun junction. From Montrose Railway Station follow A92 north signposted at Inverbervie.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Aberdeen Airport follow A90 south signposted at Fordoun junction.

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