Vegan food and inspiring talks

14 March 2020 • Isle of Arran

About The Festival

New Date: 14 March 2020

Arran Vegfest celebrates the exponential growth of the vegan and plantbased lifestyle. According to a survey by the number of vegans in the UK now exceeds three and a half million, or seven percent of the population. That's a 700% growth in the two years between 2016 and 2018.

The first Arran Vegfest will take place at Arran High School, Lamlash, on Saturday 14 March 2020

Events and activities planned for the Saturday include inspirational and informative talks, food and vegan product stalls, and children's activities provided by the notorious Captain James Tea Cook and the Plantastic Pirates of the Carob Bean.

Entry to the general public is FREE! with event programs and raffle tickets on sale.

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What's on?

noodles at a street stall

Food stalls

So far the following stalls have been confirmed: The Scottish School of Herbal Medicine, Nicola Dee Kelly, plant based nutritionist, Arran Gin, Ferghan Mhor Vegan B&B, Catchacarrot Vegan Pop Up Cafe, Arran Simply Thai, Very Vegan Treats, Go Vegan Scotland, Old Pier Cafe (featuring their delicious vegan sausage rolls), Arran Supper Club and The Real Food Shop will have their mobile shop at the event


Inspiring talks

We're excited to announce two great local vegan speakers for Arran Vegfest 2019. Keith Robertson founder of the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and Nicola Dee Kelly Consultant Medical Herbalist and plant-based nutritionist. Both Keith and Nicola are long term advocates of a natural approach to health care and a plant based diet, and live and work at Drimlabarra Herb Farm on the south end of Arran. Craig Tannock, vegan venue operator, will also be giving a talk.

Captain James Tea Cook

Children's activities

Will be provided by Captain James Tea Cook and the Plantastic Pirates of the Carob Bean (aka Tony Bishop-Weston, executive vegan chef and former director of the Vegan Society). Tony will have his famous Smoothie Bike with him!


thai curries on arran vegan cakes without eggs and dairy
9 Aug 2019


Thai curries and sweet treats

We are really excited to announce two new stalls - Arran Simply Thai serivng Delicious curries and Very Vegan Treats serving yummy dairy free, gluten free cakes and treats all made without eggs!

Old pier cafe vegan sausage rolls
2 July 2019


Arran Supper Club, Old Pier Cafe & Craig Tannock

Local cafe based in Lamlash, Old Pier Cafe, will be having a stall at the festival selling their delicious vegan sausage rolls. Likewise, Arran Supper Club will also be there with a variety of vegan foods. And Craig Tannock, vegan venue operator, will also be giving a talk.

Homemade vegan Mediterranean tofu and vegetable tart with greek style salad
26 May 2019



We are really excited that Catchacarrot Vegan Pop Up Cafe will be joining us with their fantastic food at Arran Veg Fest on 14 March 2020! We cannot wait!

go vegan scotland stand
8 March 2019


Animal Rights & Veganism

This informative talk will be presented by Barbara Bolton of Go Vegan Scotland. Go Vegan Scotland is a grass-roots, vegan, volunteer group, working to promote veganism in Scotland through advocacy, education and information sharing

8 March 2019

FILM Screening

73 Cows

We'll be showing this BAFTA Winning short film - rated 8.7 on IMDb - at Arran VegFest on 14 March 2020.

73 Cows is the story of Jay Wilde, a beef farmer who battles with his conscience every time he takes his cows to slaughter. Feeling trapped within an industry he no longer believes in, Jay knows he must make a change and do what no other farmer from the UK has ever done before.

MORE Announcements coming SOON


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Dave Sheahan

Founder of “Go Vegan Grow”

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Barbara Bolton

Go Vegan Scotland

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Keith Robertson

Founder of the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine

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Nicola Dee Kelly

Consultant Medical Herbalist and Plant-based Nutritionist


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Would you like to sponsor the fest, have a stall or do a talk?

Spaces are available for businesses or individuals that produce vegan goods from food to clothes or that provide related services. If you fancy giving a talk, we also have some spaces for that too. Get in touch.

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Arran High School, Lamlash


14 March 2019


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