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The [Arbroath] 1950 Pageant
'Arbroath has definitely put itself on the map of national pageantry', declared the Aberdeen Press and Journal.22 This being the fourth annual enactment of the Pageant of the Declaration of Scottis...
Arbroath Abbey Pageant 1951
In 1951, the fifth annual Arbroath Abbey Pageant was said to have reached 'perfection in festival year'.26 This pointed reference to the Festival of Britain, made many times in the local press, may...
Pageant of the Declaration of Independence, Arbroath 1949
The 1949 pageant in Arbroath was third in the series of pageants that took place to celebrate the famous Declaration of Scottish Independence, which was despatched from the Abbey in Arbroath in 132...
The Arbroath Abbey Pageant, 1966
For the twelfth in the series of Arbroath Abbey pageants, the intention seems to have been to put on a performance using all of those elements that had worked so well in the past. There was no chan...
Arbroath Abbey Pageant, 1980
Following the pageant held in 1970, which was an artistic success, its organisers, the Arbroath Abbey Pageant Society, aimed to restage the event five years later in 1975. At the time, the former p...
Arbroath Abbey Pageant, 1964
This was the eleventh enactment of the pageant; the last had been held in 1956 and as it had been since 1948, the Arbroath Abbey Pageant Society was responsible for organising it. Between 1948 and ...