The Gathering 2020 postponed

An update from Alison Mitchell, on behalf of the Gathering volunteers.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, sadly we must postpone The Gathering, which had been due to be held on the Isle of Bute from 1-4 May 2020. 

I realise this is disappointing news for you, as it is for all the volunteers who have been working hard to organise the event. 

We hope to confirm an alternative date as soon as possible. Currently we hope this may be in September 2020 or May 2021 – but obviously we will need to monitor official advice before deciding.

The Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay has agreed to hold your reservation deposits until the rearranged event. If you have booked accommodation elsewhere then please contact your B&B or hotel direct. 

Your Gathering registration fee will be retained and can be used for future Gatherings, or returned to you on request. If you have any questions, please email

You can see the Ramblers’ latest updates and advice regarding the outbreak at