Art & Craft in Scotland


(Above image is a capture of the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.)

Scotland is well endowed with a wide range of galleries, artists and crafts people.

Here is a non-exhaustive listing of galleries and workshops which may be of interest to visitors:

Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery, The Mound EH2
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, EH2
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Belford Road, EH4.
  • Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, EH2.
  • Dovecot Studios: Fine Art Tapestry at 10 Infirmary Street, EH1.
Scottish National Gallery

 Glasgow
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, G3
  • Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, G1.
  • Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, G12. 
Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Dundee
  • McManus Art Gallery & Museum. Albert Square.
  • V&A Dundee, Riverside Esplanade, DD1 
V&A 
Stirling
 
Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Road, FK8

Scottish Borders

For a listing of artists and galleries check website crossing-borders.org.uk

Isle of Skye and Lochalsh

For a listing of local arts and crafts participants refer website art-skye.co.uk

Outer Hebrides  (Includes Lewis and Harris)

For a listing of local arts and crafts participants refer website visitouterhebrides.co.uk/see-and-do/culture-and-heritage/arts-and-crafts.

Dyeing wool on Harrus

Orkney

For a listing of local arts and crafts participants refer website creative-orkney.com

Pottery on Orkney

Shetland

For a listing of local arts and crafts participants refer website shetland-heritage.co.uk/traditional-crafts

Caithness Glass at Crieff in central Scotland.

Refer this website for information: caithnessglass.co.uk/visit-caithness-glass

Heather Gems, Pitlochry, central Scotland.

Manufacture and sale of silver and pewter jewellery made using natural Scottish heather stems. Refer this website for more information: heathergems.com/about/viewing-gallery-and-shop



Fife Coast, eastern Scotland
  • Crail Pottery, a family run commercial pottery at 5 Nethergate, Crail, KY10. Website: crailpottery.com
  • East Neuk Open Studios, an annual Art Trail taking in over 50 artist and designer studios and workshops throughout the eastern corner of Fife. Website: eastneukopenstudios.org
Hand Made Swords and Knives

Workshop and sales at Castle Keep, Isle of Skye. Refer website:castlekeep.co.uk

Glass Blowing

Workshop and sales at Fort Augustus, on southern tip of Loch Ness. Refer this website for more information:icebergglass.com

Leather Products

Leather accessories, including sporrans, manufactured using traditional skills. Sales outlet at The Harness Room, Bowfield Road, Johnstone, PA9 (about 17 miles S.W. of Glasgow). refer website:.mcrostie.co.uk

West Kilbride Craft Town 

Located about 32 miles S.W. of Glasgow, close to the Ayrshire coast. Here are 9 studios plus the Barony Centre with latter being a craft exhibition, education and events venue.


 
 
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