Following on from a mammoth musical announcement for Helensburgh’s new cultural festival – Argyll Gathering, we can now reveal further exciting additions!

Food From Argyll have revealed their delicious food and drink vendors for the weekend.

Loch Fyne Oysters started with one inspirational idea; to grow oysters in the clear, fertile waters of Loch Fyne. They have developed into a cluster of businesses whose success is built on an honest approach to superb quality food. Expect some of the finest seafood you are likely to eat.

Home Ground Coffee are a family-run coffee roasters based in Cardross, West Coast of Scotland. Offering specially selected single-origin coffees and carefully balanced blends, freshly roasted to order.

Scozzese Pizza use only the finest authentic ingredients in their handmade pizzas. Baked in their traditional wood fired oven, they are renowned for their mouth-watering selections.

COAST are bringing their vegetarian & vegan street food to Argyll Gathering! Expect huge paellas, mixed bean chillies, fresh milkshakes & vegan shakes and more!

The Real Mackay Stovie Co.’s home roasted lamb stovies are made from their own blackface lambs which are born and reared on Stronmagachan Farm, a 2400 acre hill farm in Argyll. This is traditional Scottish food, all homemade and famously good.

Shellfield Farm’s fresh lamb and mutton grazes on the Loch Riddon salt marshes and rough hill pastures.

Churchill Venison are located in the Argyllshire forest near Dunoon and provide superb quality venison that’s harvested from the wild.

Duntarrin Pork from outdoor reared pigs based on a small holding near Oban will be serving gastronomic delights.

The inimitable Williams Bros. will be providing a range of their infamous sublime craft beers as well as a tutored tasting with the founders!


With a strong desire to engage with as much of the local community and families in Argyll, there will also be a series of workshops taking place.

Ruairidh Graham of popular Niteworks and Ellen Macdonald of Daimh will be running a series of workshops in Gaelic language, tradition and song. The workshops are supported by Historic Environment Scotland – the lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment, and forms part of a series of outreach activities by the organisation to promote Gaelic language and culture.

Luke Daniels of Gael Music – a youth led arts and heritage organisation that promotes, develops and celebrates folk and traditional music with communities across the UK will be bringing his youth folk orchestra to Argyll Gathering and run a workshop.

Sarah Keer from Welcome Trust for Cell Biology will be bringing Escape The Room to Helensburgh! Scotland’s first live escape game will see players locked in a mysterious room with 60 minutes to get out. A fun, challenging game for teams of people and a unique addition to the festival.

Argyll Gathering are also excited to announce its partnership with The Mackintosh Club in Helensburgh. The building was designed in 1893/1894 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The festival will support local charity Mackintosh Club enabling funding and publicity opportunities for the gallery, visitors centre and rooftop which is a complete experience in this unique building. The collective have just confirmed that this is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first complete building which is incredible news for Helensburgh. This news has subsequently seen Mackintosh enthusiasts flock from all round the world.

In what will be a true celebration of Scottish culture, this adds to the flourishing musical line-up previously announced (with more secret artists to announce):

Runrig‘s Donnie Munro, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Treacherous Orchestra, Bwani Junction who will perform “Graceland” by Paul Simon, Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5, Bombskare,Elephant Sessions, Manran, Federation of the Disco Pimp, Jarlath Henderson Band, Blue Rose Code, Daimh, Fat-Suit, Pronto Mama, Have Mercy Las Vegas, Well Happy Band, Ainsley Hamill, Creative Martyrs, Mickey 9s, Ryan Young, Pippa Reid Foster, Rebecca’s Ruin and Nae Plans (Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier).


Adult day tickets £45 + £1.20 booking fee per ticket
Adult weekend tickets (19th + 20th) £80 + £1.20 booking fee per ticket
Youth day tickets (12 – 16 years) £35 + £1.20 booking fee per ticket
Youth weekend tickets (12 – 16 years) £70 + £1.20 booking fee per ticket
Children under 12 years – free entry

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There will be disabled access platform available to view main stage. For all other requirements please email; to discuss any accessibility requirements, information and guidance.

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